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Education Minister Announces £300 Increase in Award to Childminders

Education Minister Announces £300 Increase in Award to Childminders

  Education Minister announces £300 increase in award to childminders - click here for m[...]
Prince's Trust Team Programme

Prince's Trust Team Programme

  Please click here for information on a opportunity to gain new skills and work experie[...]
Talking to Children About Grief & Loss

Talking to Children About Grief & Loss

  Please click here for information on talking to children about grief and loss. &nbs[...]
Outreach & support for families who have a child with a disability

Outreach & support for families who have a child with a disability

  Please click here to view a leaflet on family benefits advice service for families who[...]
Working Together to Promote Mental Wellbeing 2020

Working Together to Promote Mental Wellbeing 2020

  The five HSC Trusts, Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Ser[...]
Ni4kids September Back-To-School Issue Out Now!

Ni4kids September Back-To-School Issue Out Now!

  Please click here to view Ni4kids September Back-To-School Issue.    [...]
Covid-19 & Maternity Services Survey

Covid-19 & Maternity Services Survey

  Have you become a dad or mum during lockdown? Are you a midwife or health visitor? If [...]
Coping with COVID-19 - A guide to support parents & carers of children

Coping with COVID-19 - A guide to support parents & carers of children

  Please click here to download ACE’s booklet, ‘What Just Happened’ Coping with COVID-19[...]
BBC Tiny Happy People

BBC Tiny Happy People

  Click here to view this month’s website content with the direct URL for each piece of [...]
Parenting through the Pandemic

Parenting through the Pandemic

Parenting NI have written 2 new session topics to help support parents during this challenging t[...]
Additional Support Measures for Children this Summer

Additional Support Measures for Children this Summer

  Click here for an update on additional support measures for children this summer. &[...]
Sure Start Belfast Lullaby

Sure Start Belfast Lullaby

Click here to listen to Sure Start Belfast Lullaby written with the help of antenatal mums. &[...]
Free School Meals / Uniform Grant 2020/21

Free School Meals / Uniform Grant 2020/21

Please click here for information on how to apply for Free School Meals / Uniform Grant 2020/21.[...]
Tiny Happy People launched by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Tiny Happy People launched by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

  Tiny Happy People has been launched by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge on [...]
Children are facing a time of change as they return to school

Children are facing a time of change as they return to school

  Please click here for information from I CAN Communicate on transition periods and how[...]
Children & Young People Survey – Impact Of Covid-19

Children & Young People Survey – Impact Of Covid-19

  Calling all children and young people aged 5-18 across Northern Ireland – your voice m[...]
Sense NI Newsletter

Sense NI Newsletter

  Please click here to view the Edition 2 of the Sense NI newsletter ‘Making Sense’. [...]
AWARE - Connections Challenge for young people aged 6-18

AWARE - Connections Challenge for young people aged 6-18

AWARE NI are delighted to launch the ‘Connections Challenge’ for young people for the purpose of r[...]
CYPSP Family Support Hubs Newsletter

CYPSP Family Support Hubs Newsletter

Please click here to download the CYPSP Family Support Hubs Newsletter Edition 11.   [...]
Keeping fit with the family & BBC's Tiny Happy People

Keeping fit with the family & BBC's Tiny Happy People

  A new month means a new theme for Tiny Happy People. In June, we're putting a spotligh[...]
NICMA: COVID-19 Update

NICMA: COVID-19 Update

  Please click here for Covid-19 update provide by NICMA.    [...]
NHLP - Slow Cooker Starter Kits

NHLP - Slow Cooker Starter Kits

  The Northern Healthy Lifestyle Partnership has been working in partnership with Mid an[...]
Supporting Adolescents During Lockdown

Supporting Adolescents During Lockdown

  Below are the links to the PHA/NCB blog on supporting adolescents during lockdown: PH[...]
Learning Through Landscapes

Learning Through Landscapes

  Outdoor environments are so important for children, and at this current time, more so [...]
Early Years Summit: Speech, Language & Communication

Early Years Summit: Speech, Language & Communication

  Click here for information on the 2020 Early Years Summit: Speech, Language and Commun[...]
Sense NI Newsletter

Sense NI Newsletter

  Please click here to view the Edition 1 of the Sense NI newsletter ‘Making Sense’. [...]
E-Play - latest news & events from PlayBoard

E-Play - latest news & events from PlayBoard

  Please click here to view the May edition of PlayBoard NI's E-Play newsletter. &nbs[...]
Sure Start keeps families busy at home during pandemic - The Irish News

Sure Start keeps families busy at home during pandemic - The Irish News

Please click here to view an article in the Irish News 'Sure Start keeps families busy at home d[...]
Parental & Infant Mental Health

Parental & Infant Mental Health

  Please click here to view a guide to looking after the mental health of you and your b[...]
BBC's Tiny Happy People - Schedule for the Week

BBC's Tiny Happy People - Schedule for the Week

  Please click here to view the schedule for the week by BBC's Tiny Happy People. &nb[...]
Parenting NI - Parenting in a Pandemic Survey

Parenting NI - Parenting in a Pandemic Survey

  Last week Parenting NI launched a survey for you to have your say on how the current s[...]
BBC's Tiny Happy People - 5 activities to try this week

BBC's Tiny Happy People - 5 activities to try this week

  Please click here to view 5 activities to try this week by BBC's Tiny Happy People. [...]
Play Matters Leaflet - Support for Parents

Play Matters Leaflet - Support for Parents

  Please click here to download PlayBoard’s leaflet: Coronavirus – Play Matters more tha[...]
Supporting children with grief and loss

Supporting children with grief and loss

  Sadly, at this difficult time, it is more likely that children and young people will e[...]
The Northern Ireland Children’s Spare Time Project – Survey

The Northern Ireland Children’s Spare Time Project – Survey

PlayBoard NI, as part of the UK Play Policy Forum is working with Professor Helen Dodd from Read[...]
NICMA - Childminding Matters E-zine

NICMA - Childminding Matters E-zine

Please click here to access the second edition of 2020 of NICMA's 'Childminding Matters' e-zine.[...]
Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online course

Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online course

  Please click here for information on Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online cour[...]

  Please click here for information on Coronavirus: just letting children play will help[...]
Sure Start Update Newsletter

Sure Start Update Newsletter

  Sure Starts across NI are now offering a vast array of online/virtual services, some i[...]
Coronavirus Advice – Website Links for Parents and Children

Coronavirus Advice – Website Links for Parents and Children

  Please click here to see a list of links to websites that provide information and/or r[...]
Play Ideas & Activities

Play Ideas & Activities

  Please click here for links to a broad range of activities that may be useful within y[...]
Childcare Providers Guidance Public Health Advice

Childcare Providers Guidance Public Health Advice

  Please click the links below to download 2 hand washing posters: Hand Wash Poster[...]
COVID-19 Guidance for Employees

COVID-19 Guidance for Employees

  Please click here for more COVID-19 guidance for employees.    [...]
COVID-19 Guidance for NI Businesses & Employers

COVID-19 Guidance for NI Businesses & Employers

  A full range of business support measures have been made available to businesses and e[...]
Family Benefits Advice Service

Family Benefits Advice Service

  Please click here for information from Employers for Childcare - Family Benefits Advic[...]
Autism Services

Autism Services

  Autism Services/CAMHS/RISE NI teams are compiling a website of useful resources for pa[...]
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Useful Apps

    Please click here information on useful Apps.  [...]
Help Kids Talk

Help Kids Talk

  Please click here for ‘Help Kids Talk’ contact details   PRESS RELEASE BELO[...]
Useful Resources for Families & Practitioners

Useful Resources for Families & Practitioners

  Please click here to download a publication of local Family Support Services in Ferman[...]
Sure Start

Sure Start

  Sure Start Projects in Northern Ireland are working hard to continue to provide suppor[...]
COVID-19 Support for Community & Voluntary Groups

COVID-19 Support for Community & Voluntary Groups

Minister outlines initial support for Community and Voluntary Groups as they pull together to re[...]
British & Irish Sign Language Public Health Information - COVID19

British & Irish Sign Language Public Health Information - COVID19

  The PHA has made available two videos in British and Irish Sign Language, covering the[...]
COVID-19 Information for Providers of Registered Childcare

COVID-19 Information for Providers of Registered Childcare

  The situation in relation to COVID-19 is a changing one and the Public Health Agency ([...]
Preterm Birth E-learning Resource for Education Professionals

Preterm Birth E-learning Resource for Education Professionals

  Please click here to view information on supporting preterm born children in school. [...]
Coronavirus Advice - Public Information Awareness Campaign

Coronavirus Advice - Public Information Awareness Campaign

  In relation to the recent ‘Public Information Awareness Campaign’ for the Coronavirus [...]
Child's Emotional Health Workshop

Child's Emotional Health Workshop

  Parenting NI are offering all schools, organisations and community groups etc. the opp[...]
Early Years Course

Early Years Course

  Please click here for information on an Early Years course being offered by Child Brai[...]
Family Support Hubs Newsletter October 2019

Family Support Hubs Newsletter October 2019

  Please click here to download the CYPSP Family Support Hubs Newsletter for October 201[...]
Parent-Infant Foundation – 1001 Days: A special time requiring a special response

Parent-Infant Foundation – 1001 Days: A special time requiring a special response

  Please click here for information from the Parent-Infant Foundation – 1001 Days: A spe[...]
Parenting Week from 21st – 25th October 2019

Parenting Week from 21st – 25th October 2019

  We’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to avail of some resources as part of Par[...]
The Power of Walking Conference – 14th November

The Power of Walking Conference – 14th November

  The Public Health Agency, Sport NI and Outdoor Recreation NI are holding a conference [...]
Early Years Leadership and Governance Conference 2019

Early Years Leadership and Governance Conference 2019

  Please click here to download information on Early Years Leadership and Governance Con[...]
Skills Focus and InnovateUs Programmes

Skills Focus and InnovateUs Programmes

  Please click below to download flyers on the Skills Focus and InnovateUs programmes wh[...]
PlayBoard NI Conference 20 November 2019

PlayBoard NI Conference 20 November 2019

  Please click here for information on PlayBoard NI Conference being held on 20th Novemb[...]
1000 life-changing days – short video from EuroHealthNet

1000 life-changing days – short video from EuroHealthNet

  Please click the link below to view a video from EuroHealthNet that explores the effec[...]
Is my child ready to be left home alone?

Is my child ready to be left home alone?

  How to decide when it’s safe for your child to be home on their own, and how to find a[...]
10th Annual Northern Ireland Childcare Survey Launched

10th Annual Northern Ireland Childcare Survey Launched

  Employers For Childcare launched its 10th Annual Northern Ireland Childcare Surve[...]
E-Play PlayBoard NI - May 2019

E-Play PlayBoard NI - May 2019

  Please click here to download PlayBoard's E-Play Issue 20.        [...]
Video Supporting SEND with Technology

Video Supporting SEND with Technology

  Please click here to watch a video to find out 4 ways you can use technology to suppor[...]
Health Promotion Dietitians Training & Information Brochure

Health Promotion Dietitians Training & Information Brochure

  Please click here to download a Health Promotion Dietitians Training & Information Bro[...]
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Western Childcare Partnership Conference 2019

                      The Wester[...]
Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!

Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!

  Please watch the Belfast Childcare Partnership’s Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime[...]
EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources

EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources

  The following EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources are now available for you to downloa[...]
Northern Childcare Partnership Conference - 27 March 2019

Northern Childcare Partnership Conference - 27 March 2019

  The Northern Childcare Partnership Conference was held on 27th March 2019 to look at Charac[...]
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Introducing Parentline NI

  Children in Northern Ireland & Relate NI have been commissioned to deliver a free regi[...]
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Play Matters - Playing Outdoors

  With the clocks going forward, the evenings are now longer so what a great time to encoura[...]
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Play Matters TV Campaign

  The Play Matters TV campaign has gone live on UTV, ITV breakfast and daytime C4. https://y[...]
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Western Childcare Partnership Conference 2019

                      Please cli[...]
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Early Years Expert Clare Devlin on screen time, shopping and a good old empty box

Please click here to view news article - Clare Devlin advises parents on how best to spend quality[...]
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Play Matters - Playing with nature, mud and getting dirty

    Who can remember being outdoors building dens, climbing trees, making perfumes fro[...]
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The health impacts of screen time: a guide for clinicians and parents

  Please click here for information on the health impacts of screen time, a guide for clinic[...]
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Digital Citizen Project

  This Libraries NI project will tackle the serious digital skills deficit in Northern Irelan[...]
Play Awareness Sessions For Parents

Play Awareness Sessions For Parents

  Please click here for information on PlayBoard’s Play Awareness Sessions For Parents. &nb[...]
Playing in all weathers…

Playing in all weathers…

  Please click here for information on playing and having fun in the winter weather!  [...]
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Minimum Standards for Childminding and Day Care for Children Under Age 12

  Please click here to download a copy of the updated Minimum Standards for Childminding and [...]
Free Pre-school Places

Free Pre-school Places

  In Northern Ireland, children are entitled to a ‘funded’ pre-school place in the year [...]
The 2018 Big Parenting Survey – Parenting NI

The 2018 Big Parenting Survey – Parenting NI

  Since 1979, Parenting NI has been supporting parents across Northern Ireland. We[...]
Good News Story – Strabane Sure Start

Good News Story – Strabane Sure Start

  Please click here to download a newspaper article on a young girl who took her first s[...]
Health & Safety in a Childminding Setting Digital Learning Course

Health & Safety in a Childminding Setting Digital Learning Course

  A web-based interactive digital learning course – Health and Safety in a Childminding [...]
Groups apply for up to £1,000 in Funding

Groups apply for up to £1,000 in Funding

  Power NI Brighter Communities was founded in 2018 to support groups across the country[...]
Play Matters - Outdoor Fun in the Sun

Play Matters - Outdoor Fun in the Sun

  Please click here for some playful ideas for outdoor fun in the sun.  [...]
Play Matters - Playing Outdoors

Play Matters - Playing Outdoors

  Playing Outdoors is critically important for children of any age and we encourage you [...]
Employers for Childcare Annual Childcare Cost Survey - Have your say

Employers for Childcare Annual Childcare Cost Survey - Have your say

  Employers for Childcare have just launched their ninth Annual Childcare Cost Survey an[...]
PlayBoard’s E-Play Newsletter Issue 7

PlayBoard’s E-Play Newsletter Issue 7

  Please click here to view PlayBoard’s E-Play Newsletter Issue 7.  [...]
Western Childcare Partnership Conference

Western Childcare Partnership Conference

  Please click here for information on the Western Childcare Partnership Conference whic[...]
Northern Childcare Partnership Conference

Northern Childcare Partnership Conference

  Please click here for information on the Northern Childcare Partnership Conference whi[...]
Play Matters

Play Matters

  Please click here for information on a new Play Messaging Campaign which forms part of[...]
Presentations from Northern Childcare Partnership 14th March 2018

Presentations from Northern Childcare Partnership 14th March 2018

  Family Benefits Advice Service Chris Brigg, Employers for Childcare   [...]
Sure Start Celebrating the Importance of the Early Years

Sure Start Celebrating the Importance of the Early Years

 The Childcare Partnerships within the Health & Social Care Board and the Department of Educ[...]
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Certificates of Exemption for Vehicles Used in Connection With Childminders and Nurseries / Day Care Providers

Please click here for information on Certificates of Exemption for vehicles used in connection w[...]
Safefood - Start Campaign

Safefood - Start Campaign

  Please click here for information on Safefood new Start Campaign   This 5 [...]
Milestones: Understanding Your Child's Social and Emotional Development from Birth to Age 5

Milestones: Understanding Your Child's Social and Emotional Development from Birth to Age 5

Please click here for information on Understanding Your Child's Social and Emotional Development[...]
Early Intervention Transformation Programme Workstream 1 Newsletter

Early Intervention Transformation Programme Workstream 1 Newsletter

  Please click here to download the Early Intervention Transformation Programme Workstream 1[...]
Guide to Tax-Free Childcare & Childcare Vouchers Schemes

Guide to Tax-Free Childcare & Childcare Vouchers Schemes

  This is a critical time for parents to make an informed choice about what form of financia[...]
Northern Ireland Universal Credit Information

Northern Ireland Universal Credit Information

  Northern Ireland Universal Credit Information Booklet, dated Sept 2016 from the Department[...]
Holiday Hunger Mapping

Holiday Hunger Mapping

    Researchers at Northumbria University are currently undertaking an evaluation in[...]
Early Childhood Workforce Development Survey

Early Childhood Workforce Development Survey

Responses to the ‘Early Childhood Workforce Development Survey 2017’, being carried out on behalf of[...]
Grant Tracker – Information on Accessing Funding

Grant Tracker – Information on Accessing Funding

  Please click here for information on potential funding sources which early years/childcare[...]