Playing with Nature

Who can remember being outdoors building dens, climbing trees, making perfumes from leaves and flowers or playing with mud, stones or water? These types of childhood outdoor play experiences have been declining over time and children today are therefore having much less contact with the natural world.

Play Matters have created an info sheet of tips on how you can get outside and play

Playing with Nature Mud and Getting Dirty

#playmatters

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/ 

 

Project Development Manager (maternity cover)

We are recruiting for a Project Development Manager (maternity cover). This role is a part of the senior management team which provides support to the Partnership in the management of staff, services, evaluation and other developmental initiatives.

Here is the application pack, we do not accept cvs.

Completed Application Forms MUST be received not later than:

Tuesday 22nd January at 12.00 noon

Recruitment Maternity Project Development Application Pack

Playing with stuff

PLAYING WITH STUFF
Have you ever watched a child receive a beautiful shop bought toy which they eagerly open, look at and explore and then proceed to play with the cardboard box or wrapping that it came in? That cardboard box can become anything, a den for a dinosaur, a garage for cars, something to put things in and out off or a hat or helmet! With a little imagination cardboard boxes (both big and small) will transport a child into a world of fun. Good quality play need not cost anything except time. Your home, your garden, the outdoor environment are all full of ‘stuff’  hat can be used for play. Often babies and children will play with whatever is available to them. An old handbag, Mum or Dads shoes, a bunch of keys, old fabric to make a den, pots and pans, a bucket, ….the list is endless!

It is not always necessary to purchase shop bought toys – often homemade/found resources will hold endless fascination and fun.

Click the link below to find out more information from Play Board NI #playmatters

Playing with Stuff – Loose Parts

Play your part…

Children love you playing with them. You are the most important in helping your child learn!

Here are also a couple of ideas for Christmas presents:

  • Teddy Bear:
    • A teddy bear helps build an imaginary world where boys and girls can act out everyday routines like putting teddy to bed.
  • Playdough:
    • When playing with play dough talk about actions and describing words,  “Roll”, “Squeeze”, “Blue”, “Soft” etc
  • Shakers:
    • Shakers are great for developing listening and attention skills. Use them when singing songs and rhymes.
  • Books:
    • Sharing books with your child will help build language skills and forms the building blocks needed for reading and writing.
  • Ball:
    • When playing with a ball use action words such as “Kick”, “Throw”, and “Catch”
  • Cardboard Box:
    • Why do Children love playing with a box? It allows them to bring their imagination to life!

Health Support Worker

We are recruiting for the following post:

Health Support Worker

This role will require you to work as a member of the Health Team carrying out a range of duties to support parents and children with a focus on ante-natal, early days and fathers. This will include the preparation and delivery of programmes, facilitating group activity and carrying out home visits.

Application Form Health Support 10.18

JD PS Health Support Worker 10.18

Monitoring_Questionnaire

Privacy Notice for Applicants

To apply for the post fill out the application form and email to:

suzanne@colerainesurestart.org.uk 

The closing date is:

Tuesday 23rd October at 4.00 pm with Interviews to be held Week Beginning 5th November 2018

Health Support Worker JOB

We are advertising for the post:

Health Support Worker (Antenatal and Early Days)

This role will require you to work as a member of the Health Team carrying out a range of duties to support parents and children with a focus on ante-natal and early days. This will include the preparation and delivery of programmes, facilitating group activity and carrying out home visits.

Application Form – HSW Sept 18

JD PS Health Support Worker Sept 18

Privacy Notice for Applicants

Deadline: Friday 19th September, 4pm

Tiny Talkers

*Talking Times*
Your Baby’s coos and sounds are all attempts to communicate, respond by repeating their coos and sounds!  You develop a back and forth interaction when your baby says something and you respond.  Research has shown that it is this back and forth interaction that really makes brain connections.  It is really important that your baby gets lots of experience of this ‘back and forth’ chatting.
As your child grows and the sounds become words, repeat the words they say and add a word or idea.  This is really important for two reasons, firstly by repeating the word, it lets them know you are listening and your understand them and secondly, adding another word or idea, shows them how to join words together.
Example: Child  – “Car”
                Adult – “Daddy’s car”

Play Matters

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. This year’s Playday takes place on

Wednesday 1 August 2018. On Playday, thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. To celebrate 31 years of Playday this year’s theme is children’s right to play.

Play & Challenge