Play Matters Celebratory Event 10th September








Join us on  10th September to celebrate the work of our Play Matters Project.

HOLD THE DATE 10am until 1pm

More details to follow

We would love for you to join us!

Watch out too for our Play Matters billboards going up across Northern Ireland this week to coincide with the re- launch of our lovely Play Matters TV ad…

You can spot it on UTV, C4 and ITV Breakfast #playmatters



Children with a Disability – Small Grants Scheme 2019/20


For parents of children with a disability, finding appropriate childcare can be challenging. In order to address this issue, the Childcare Partnerships are now calling for applications to a regional small grants scheme which will provide funding to facilitate the inclusion of children with a disability in early years or childcare services.


Applicants can reflect the need to provide this additional service from September 2019 up to the end of the academic year i.e. June 2020.


Please click below to download the associated guidance notes and application form. Please ensure you have read the guidance notes before completing and submitting the application form.



The closing date for applications is 4pm Thursday 27th June 2019. (Please return the application form by post or email). Late applications will not be considered.


Please feel free to contact Kirstein Arbuckle if you require any assistance.  Email


From Inside Out Conference – Family insights on grief and trauma recovery


“From Inside Out” Conference, 19-9-19 at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University: Featuring first hand insights from children and families on grief and trauma recovery. If you support bereaved children in your classroom, this conference is for you.  Half-day rates available, CPD certificates issued. For more information-


To register, click here:




Free Training – Raising the Issue of Childhood Obesity


The Northern Healthy Lifestyles Partnership (NHLP) are providing free training on “Raising the Issue of Childhood Obesity.” This training is available to anyone who has an interest in increasing their knowledge and impact of Childhood Obesity on a person’s health and wellbeing, and would like to obtain the skills and confidence to be able to sensitively discuss lifestyle choices relating to weight in a non-judgmental way.


This training is delivered by NHSCT Health Promoting Dietitians on behalf of the NHLP.


Please click to download: