Child’s Emotional Health Workshop


Parenting NI are offering all schools, organisations and community groups etc. the opportunity to avail of the special offer for the “Children’s Emotional Health” two hour workshop for £250 to buy in for their parents.  Please click here for more information and contact details.


If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Maria Rogan on 02890 310891 or



REMINDER – State of the Sector (School Age Childcare) Survey 2020


Work is progressing on the development of an Executive Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland. To ensure we have a better understanding of both the opportunities and challenges for childcare provision, PlayBoard is undertaking a State of the Sector survey. This survey offers an opportunity to gather a range of information about practice and provision, the characteristics of the workforce and importantly your views on the challenges facing the sector now and in the future. The results of this survey will help inform and facilitate policy discussions.

The effectiveness of the survey relies on YOUR participation in completing the questionnaire. ALL School Age Childcare Providers, regardless of sector and no matter how large or small are encouraged to help inform PlayBoard’s 2020 State of the Sector Report by completing this survey.

Help shape the future of School Age Childcare Services here in Northern Ireland. Please complete the questionnaire by 27 January 2020.


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Pathway Fund 2020/2021


The Pathway Fund 2020/2021 is now open for applications.  Please click here to download the information leaflet for details.


For further information, please visit Early Years website  Alternatively, call The Pathway Fund office on (028) 9066 2825 (option 2) or email 


**Content relates to the Pathway Fund arrangements for 2020/21.  Arrangements beyond 2020/21 will be determined at a later date**


The Pathway Fund in 2020/21 is subject to the availability of Department of Education (DE) funding.