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

PlayBoard NI's Content

Event
Online / Virtual

PlayBoard NI

Are you planning to reopen your childcare setting in August?
Dates:
11 August 2020
Board Membership

Become A PlayBoard Trustee

PlayBoard NI

Voluntary Position
Belfast
Playday
News

PlayBoard NI

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, celebrated this year on Wednesday 5 August, with the theme Everyday Freedoms Everyday Adventures.
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News

PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI, the lead agency for play in Northern Ireland has welcomed the NI Executive’s decision to allow the reopening of Play Parks from 10 July as part of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
Event
Online / Virtual

PlayBoard NI

Aimed at the Childcare sector, the session will address planning a programme of activities (suitable for children aged 3-11) in the context of Covid-19.
Dates:
10 July 2020
Belfast
Supporting children with additional needs
News

PlayBoard NI

Play is incredibly valuable for all children, it allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive and emotional strength.
Event
Online / Virtual

PlayBoard NI

Play, the Curriculum and Practical based learning. Join us at our webinar aimed at supporting school principals and staff in exploring how best to use the school environment, particularly outdoors, to support children’s health, wellbeing and learning.
Dates:
03 July 2020
Belfast
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News

PlayBoard NI

Children And Young People Survey – Impact Of Covid-19
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
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PlayBoard NI

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

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Acronym

Leading the Play Agenda

Company Number

NI30225

NI Charity Number

NI104724

Team

  • Jimmy Gillen
  • Maria McBride