Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!


Please watch the Belfast Childcare Partnership’s Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!

It was developed to celebrate and showcase the benefits of different types of high quality childcare in the Belfast area.

It highlights the key issues for childcare providers – hearing from practitioners, parents and children.

Please share widely as this is a great opportunity to celebrate Childcare


EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources


The following EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources are now available for you to download:


Trauma Informed Practice Evidence Review Reports

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) commissioned Queens University Belfast to complete an international trauma informed practice evidence review. The reports are now available to download on the SBNI website > under professionals > resources. Click here to download the reports –


NI ACE Animation

The NI ACE Animation is now available for you to download on vimeo and you tube.

You can watch the NI ACE Animation through the following links:


VIMEO (no subtitles) –

VIMEO – Subtitled –



YOUTUBE – subtitled –

Northern Childcare Partnership Conference – 27 March 2019


The Northern Childcare Partnership Conference was held on 27th March 2019 to look at Characteristics of High Quality Childhood Environments, please click here to view the Press Release  and photos.


Presentation: Keynote Address: Child Centred Environments, June O’Sullivan MBE, Chief Executive – London Early Years Foundation



Presentation: The Physical Aspects of an Enabling Environment, Pete Moorhouse, Early Years Creative Consultant



Presentations: Good Practice Example’s from Northern Ireland


Play Matters – Playing Outdoors


With the clocks going forward, the evenings are now longer so what a great time to encourage parents to get their children outdoors to play. Many of us will have fond memories of playing outdoors as we were growing up – the sense of freedom that can be gained from running about and playing outside generally brings a sense of fun and happiness that is hard to rival.


Playing outdoors brings lots of health benefits to – please click here to download Playing Outdoors briefing sheet which you can circulate amongst parents, contacts and social media #playmatters