PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard is an independent charity and the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland

Since its establishment in 1985, PlayBoard has been committed to supporting children and young people’s play through a combination of:

  • Service delivery and development;
  • Campaigning and lobbying;
  • Research, evaluation and awareness raising;
  • Working in partnership with others to put play on the agenda of policy makers and resource providers; and
  • Promoting best practice in Play and Playwork.

PlayBoard NI's COVID-19 Support Services

Indoor play ideas and activities

PlayBoard NI

COVID-19 Service

Across Northern Ireland

PlayBoard NI's Content

How to help our children overcome anxiety
News

PlayBoard NI

Children can face many stresses and anxieties growing up, and especially now during the current pandemic.
Fostering resilience through play
News

PlayBoard NI

Play is instrumental in supporting children and young people’s mental health and resilience.
play matters
News

PlayBoard NI

In cooperation with DE’s Play Matters project, PlayBoard has developed a new information sheet to assist teachers, playworkers, parents and those caring for children in these challenging times, to consider how they might provide quality play opportunities
Spare Time Survey
News

PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI, as part of the UK Play Policy Forum is working with Professor Helen Dodd from Reading University on a new research project.
News

PlayBoard NI

During this worrying and uncertain time when we’re all experiencing many changes in our lives, it is important to remember that children still need time to play every day.
Event
Training/Advice

PlayBoard NI

This session is suitable for those working within a school age childcare setting.
Dates:
20 February 2020
Strabane
News

PlayBoard NI

Work is progressing on the development of an Executive Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland.
PlayBoard Conference
News

PlayBoard NI

World Children’s Day on 20 November celebrated 30 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Event
Conference

PlayBoard NI

Play Matters because Play Builds Children
Dates:
20 November 2019
Belfast
Celebrating Playday 2019
News

PlayBoard NI

Playday is celebrated on Wednesday 7 August with events taking place across Northern Ireland to promote the importance of children’s right to play and get children out playing.

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Acronym

Leading the Play Agenda

Company Number

NI30225

NI Charity Number

NI104724

Team

  • Jimmy Gillen
  • Maria McBride