Fun with the Winter Elements

Winter is here and it’s getting colder and darker – but it’s still a great time for getting
children of all ages outdoors. We just need to EMBRACE the weather!

Have a playful and positive attitude towards the winter season; show your children that
winter can be fun. Try to model ways to be playful.

Stamp your feet on ice patches or in puddles, have a snowball fight, play in the rain, make snow angels or snowmen! Take a breath of that cold winter air and remember that whatever you do outdoors you are supporting your children’s health, wellbeing and happiness.

View the flyer below for more play ideas.

Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs – New Date Added

CYPSP through Locality Planning are holding two training sessions aimed at those that already have a basic drugs knowledge who want to have a better understanding of how prescription and Over The Counter medicines are misused.

This is an information based course and is open to any individual working in the statutory or voluntary sector.

Due to demand another session has been added for the date below:

Date: Monday 3rd December
Venue: Tower Hill, Armagh
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Date: Monday 26th November – Fully Booked
Venue: Tower Hill, Armagh
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Date: Thursday 29th November – Fully Booked
Venue: Brownstown Community Centre, Portadown
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

View the flyer here.

To register or for further details, contact Darren Curtis, Locality Development Officer at or 02895 363966

Effective Conversations about Change

CYPSP through Locality Planning, is working in partnership with Ascert and Workshop author and facilitator, Ed Sipler, to host a 2-half day course on Effective Conversations about Change to improve health, wellbeing, relationships and improve the uptake of Family Support Services..

Dates/Time: Tuesday 16th October (2-5pm) and Monday 22nd October (10am-1pm)
Location: Banbridge Enterprise Centre. 
Cost: £20 per person

The course is aimed at practitioners who provide family support and participants will be expected to attend both days.

For further details view the flyer here.

Please contact to confirm your place or for further queries.

Play Matters – Playing Outdoors

Playing Outdoors is critically important for children of any age and we encourage you to read the second Play Matters briefing paper which focuses on just that!
Children growing up today are experiencing decreasing opportunities to play independently outdoors and this paper explores the reasons why, considers the benefits of playing outdoors for children and offers some simple thoughts and suggestions to helping encourage outdoor play.


You can view the Playing Outdoors briefing on the Department of Education’s website at


Safe Children: Together we have got this!

To celebrate child safety week Childcare Partnerships are providing a workshop for early years practitioners focusing on summer safety. The workshop will include information on:

• Burns and Scalds (including sunburn)
• Bites and Stings
• Water safety – drowning, jelly fish etc.
• Choking
• Poisoning
• Falls

Date: Thursday 7th June 2018
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Massereene Golf Club, 51 Lough Road, Antrim


For further details see flyer below.

Child Safety Workshop Flyer