The Play Development team commissions community organisations to deliver term-time and holiday time play provision across the county on behalf of the council for children and young people aged 5 - 14 years.
The Service is managed by Gail Beynon and is part of Community Wellbeing and Resilience Service. Below we have summarised the key areas currently managed by the Play Service:
Open Access Play: Freely available term-time and holiday time play provision across the county on behalf of the council.
All play scheme timetables are available here.
Family Play Programmes: The aim of the Family Play Programme is to provide families with an opportunity to engage in different play activities that all the family can join in with. There is a different theme each week for 4 weeks with the last week of the programme being party week.
Families must complete an application form. (Play to provide form to link off to). We also accept application forms from Resilient Families Service made on behalf of the family.
Childrens Wellbeing Support Project: The Children’s Wellbeing Support Project has been designed to support children aged 8 - 11 years with their positive wellbeing. The project uses play activities to help children improve their resilience, whilst building their confidence and helping them to understand and manage their emotions.
Children who are part of a family who are currently open to the Resilient Families Service can be referred into Care2Play.
Care2Play: The Care2Play Service (C2P) is available to any child or young person aged 5-14 years who may need some additional support to enable them to access their local play scheme. There are 3 ways to access the service:
- Children who are already open to the Disabled Childrens team can be referred into Care2Play
- Children who are part of a family who are currently open to the Resilient Families Service can be referred into Care2Play.
- Play providers can make a request for an observation of a child at any point during their time at play scheme.