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Children-playing-gamesPlay Development 

Our play provisions are run on an open access basis and can be held in a number of different spaces/places including schools, woods, beaches, parks and community centres.

 

We provide all children ages 4-11 years with a child-centred, challenging, friendly and fun place to play.

 

We encourage and support all children to explore, experiment, experience and discover all aspects of play provided.

 

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Playschemes

These are run in community buildings such as schools, churches and community centres. They target 5-11 year olds are usually run for 1 hour and 55 minute per session. During the session children can choose to participate in activities such as arts and crafts, board games, water play and sports.

 

We are able to offer a comprehensive service to ensure disabled children can access playschemes. The support offered includes one to one support, a registered nurse and a personal care assistant.

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Play Rangers

These sessions are for children aged 5-11 years. Adults can attend the sessions with their children. Play Rangers sessions take place outdoors in parks and open spaces. Activities include den building, clay modelling, bug shelters and tree climbing.

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Family Fun Days

These events are targeted at families and usually take place in outdoor spaces such as parks. A range of activities can be delivered including arts & crafts, junk modelling, mod roc, giant outdoor games and sports.

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Forest/Beach Schools

These can take place in parks, woodlands, beaches and open spaces and aim to make use of the Vale's beautiful natural environment. The sessions are usually delivered in 6 sessions over a 6 week period. During the sessions the children have a chance to look at the variety of flora and fauna in the area, climb trees, develop den building skills and look at the unique landscape that is available in the Vale.

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Teenscheme

These sessions are specifically for disabled young people aged 12-18 years. During the sessions they can experience a variety of activities including arts & crafts, sports and games.


Recruitment

Summer staff will have the opportunity to work on a number of Play Schemes and Play Rangers opportunities, as well as working in partnership with the Sports Development Team, Tourism and Events Team and other organisations to run Family Fun Days and Play Events across the Vale.

 

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to attend training opportunities including:

  • Outdoor Play / Sensory Play
  • Disability Awareness
  • First Aid
  • Risk Assessments
  • Manual Handling
  • Child Protection

Play Sufficiency Assessment

The Welsh Government is the first Government in the World to legislate for children's play. 

 

They acknowledge that children have a fundamental right to be able to play and therefore they are committed to improving opportunities for all children and young people to play in safety.

 

To demonstrate their commitment to driving this agenda forward, in November 2012 the Welsh Government placed a duty on all local authorities to assess the sufficiency of play opportunities in their area and produce an accompanying action plan to improve play opportunities available. 

 

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