barnsley council

Barnsley Council

Barnsley Local Authority is passionate about play and its facilitation through their children’s services, including early years, out of school childcare and playwork. We have worked with them over the last few years to deliver some of our well-established courses and to develop bespoke courses to meet particular emerging needs from their service providers. This has seen us deliver training on playful interventions, reflective practice and dynamic risk-benefit assessment; many of which we have return to deliver again as providers change and new settings are developed.

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PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)

Pacey’s national co-ordinator contacted us about providing a workshop at their national conference after attending one of our sessions facilitated by their regional leads in Barnsley. Continue reading…


Playwork North West

Playwork North West is a registered charity originally created by an informal group of local authority play officers in the North West region of England. Continue reading…

Policy for play

Play Policy Development and Implementation

In our current and previous roles we have been involved with enabling both childcare providers and schools to consider how they might better plan their approach to facilitating environments where children play. The aim of this work has been to improve children’s subjective experience of play in these settings and support practitioners to feel more confident in their role of working with playing children.

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