We’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to avail of some resources as part of Parenting NI’s upcoming Parenting Week from 21st – 25th October 2019, which is being supported by the Northern Childcare Partnership, to highlight the important role parents play in children’s lives. This year the charity celebrate 40 years of supporting parents and 20 years of leading on Parenting Week. To mark the anniversaries, the theme for the week is Celebrating Parenting.
Please click on the links below to download resources which can be used with children, parents or both. The resources include fun activities for children and a PowerPoint which can be used with parents to share positive parenting messages and celebrate the amazing jobs they do every day as parents. Please tag us on your social media during Parenting Week to share your activities (@ParentingNI #ParentingWeek).
Parenting NI will be evaluating the effectiveness of these resources following Parents week and therefore we would encourage you to make use of them. Your feedback will help shape future resources and enable the partnership and Parenting NI to continuing providing similar initiatives going forward.
Please click below to download flyers on the Skills Focus and InnovateUs programmes which the Belfast Met College currently deliver for the Department for the Economy.
Click here for an example Skills Focus programme which may be of interest to Childcare providers and local businesses may be eligible for.
Parenting NI is excited to be reaching the milestone of its 40th Birthday next month. Established in September 1979 Parenting NI (formerly Parents Advice Centre) was established by a group of innovative and dedicated volunteers who identified the need to found an organisation who put parents at their heart. Forty years on, the organisation continues to go from strength to strength – a team of 30 dedicated staff deliver of a diverse range of quality services which have been specifically developed and tailored to meet parent’s needs. Parenting NI are uniquely positioned as the only dedicated parenting charity in Northern Ireland, and want to use this platform to reach as many parents and families as possible to promote the importance of ‘Celebrating Parents’. This theme has been chosen for both Parenting NI’s birthday year and also Parenting Week this October.
I am excited to be able to announce the broad range of activities that Parenting NI are getting involved in to celebrate our birthday which will be running from August – November. We would also encourage everyone to get on board during Parenting week and Celebrate the wonderful job that parents do on a daily basis – Parenting isn’t always easy, and all too often we can focus on the times when things ‘go wrong’ so let’s take a moment to focus on the positives and Celebrate Parenting.
Please click the link below to view a video from EuroHealthNet that explores the effects of social, emotional, and physical environments during the first three years of life on long-term health and wellbeing. The video lasts 3 minutes:
How to decide when it’s safe for your child to be home on their own, and how to find alternatives if they’re not ready. Please click here for self assessment questions.
Employers For Childcare launched its 10th Annual Northern Ireland Childcare Survey at an event in Parliament Buildings, Belfast on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Please click here for more information on the event.