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Parents Information Sessions on the Education System

Need advice on supporting your child’s education? Want to know more about the education system in Northern Ireland? BELONG is organising free information sessions on the Education System in Northern Ireland in partnership with Transforming Learning Communities and the Southern Education and Library Board (SELB). TO FIND OUT MORE OR REGISTER: Ring or email Roisin Clements on 028 87741960 or …

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Is your childcare up to standard?

Is your childcare up to standard? The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has Minimum Standards for Childminding and Day Care for children under age 12. The Southern Trust’s Early Years Service registers and inspects childminders, playgroups day nurseries, crèches, out-of-school clubs, summer schemes and SureStart Programme For Two Year Olds to these Standards. For more information visit: …

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Research Opportunity – Believe in Childcare?

Believe in Childcare? If you can answer YES to ALL of the following statements then we want your views! I am from an ethnic minority community I have a child or children aged 0-12 years old in Northern Ireland I live in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Area The purpose of this short questionnaire from NICEM and Barnardo’s NI is to investigate …

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Chinese Language School NI

The Chinese Language School was set up by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce  in 1983 in recognition for the Chinese community at that time to support their children to learn Chinese and support their bilingual acquisition of the Chinese and English language.  In the early days, 15 Chinese children first came to the School from across Northern Ireland;  over 30 …

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Mandarin Classes for Adults

Beginners to Advanced level Mandarin classes are available at Chinese Welfare Association, ranging from £50 to £70 for 8 weeks and are on Thursdays and Sundays.  Private tuition and one to one is also available upon request.  Learning Chinese is very popular as the Chinese is one of the influential business trading languages and we are pleased to have a …

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English Classes

English classes are offered at Chinese Welfare Association run by the Belfast Metropolitan College.  Classes are every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm. There are possibilities run more classes but a minimum of 12 people must be registered by the College.  Classes are free to asylum seekers, all others may qualify on lower fees depending on circumstances.  Contact May Ma,  Secretary …

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Multicultural Afterschool Club at Chinese Welfare Association run by Belfast City Council

The Multicultural Afterschool Club will provide a safe, caring and friendly environment for children in P1- P7 from different cultures and countries. What’s on? Plenty of creative, fun activities including: Art and Craft Games and Puzzles Sport Messy play Children are in the care of our dedicated team of enthusiastic Play staff. Admission is free of charge. When?  Every Friday …

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Mandarin Mondays at Chinese Welfare Association

Mandarin classes for children of primary school age, every Monday from 3:45pm to 5:15pm at the Chinese Resource Centre, 1 Stranmillis Embankment, BELFAST BT7 1GB

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Government: Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) brings together a range of agencies, including voluntary and community sector organisations, that aim to improve the lives of children and young people in Northern Ireland. In the past, despite best efforts, everyone who worked with children and young people provided services separately which only created problems for children and young people, …

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Ulster Centre on Multilingualism

Interested in how children can develop bilingually or even multilingually?  Do you know that the University of Ulster has set up a Centre to develop this for our children? UCoM is an information service for people raising or working with children growing up with more than one language. It offers evidence-based information and advice on multilingual language development, addressing the …

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