A popular County Down playgroup that was on the verge of closure only three years ago has secured vital funding of £12,000 to help modernise its offering. Chirpy Chicks Playgroup has been providing a playgroup service to Greyabbey and the surrounding district for over 30 years and was taken overRead More →

New research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre reveals how sharing and viewing content is integral to the lives of young people, and the positives and challenges that come with this. In an increasingly digitised world, with young people sharing a variety of content every day, almost two-thirds (65%) sayRead More →

‘Poonami’, ‘freezer tapas’ and ‘mum spa’ are among the funniest new phrases most used by modern parents. The baffling words have been coined to help mums and dads cope with raising kids with 84 per cent of parents frequently using them, and more than a third (35 per cent) admittingRead More →

A survey of more than 5,000 parents and guardians of children aged from three to 12-years-old has found that being bullied is what they are most concerned about for their child. Over half of all parents questioned (56%) said that they are most worried about bullying at school, followed byRead More →

The political deadlock is jeopardizing the health of children in Northern Ireland as the two-year stalemate has led to no real progress in child health policy, say worried children’s doctors. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Ireland has called for an end to the deadlock and for decisiveRead More →

MED-Lab, a new interactive medical themed exhibition area at W5, takes visitors of all ages on an extraordinary and fun journey of discovery into the human body. The only exhibition of its kind in Ireland, it offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the amazing systems that keep our bodiesRead More →

A roller-skating soldier, a magic bear, and dancing aliens are a snapshot of some of the delights that will appear at this year’s 21st annual Belfast Children’s Festival, where the theme is ‘Our Place in the World’. From Friday 8 to Wednesday 13 March, over 90 events will take place inRead More →

After its phenomenal success, welcoming over 132,000 visitors in just over three months, National Museums NI has officially handed over the Dippy on Tour exhibition to the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure is being brought about by the Natural History MuseumRead More →

The Department of Education has announced a review of the current home to school transport policy. The aim of the review is to ensure that home to school transport is fit for purpose and is sustainable over the long term. In the region of 84,000 pupils are currently eligible forRead More →