Vale Play Team

We provide all children 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.



Benefits of Play

Play has many benefits for children, families and the wider community. Some of these include:

  • increasing confidence through the development of new skills
  • improving physical and mental health
  • promoting imagination, creativity and independence
  • building resilience through risk taking and challenge, problem solving and dealing with new situations
  • providing the opportunity to mix with other children of all abilities and backgrounds
  • fantasy play can be a way of children making sense of difficult or distressing aspects of their life
  • play can be fun and relaxing, a way of relieving or having time away from anxiety and stress
  • when playing, children and young people do not have to conform to adult agendas
  • having lots of fun!


Meet Our Team

Joanne Jones – Senior Play Development Officer

  • 07923 241 549


Julia Sky – Community Play Officer

  • 07749 401213



How can Vale Play Team support you?

The Vale Play Team can offer:

  • Equipment Hire
  • Support with developing community play projects
  • Bespoke training
  • Delivery of events and activities


Play to Go Logo 2021

Play To Go

Resources to promote the children's right to play


Play To Go




Play in the Community

Our community based play opportunities for children aged 4 - 11 years living in the Vale of Glamorgan.


 Play in the Community


Families First Holiday Club

For children aged 4 - 11 with disabilities and additional needs living in the Vale of Glamorgan.



Families First Holiday Club 


Join Our Team

Due to the nature of the play provision we provide, we require a large casual staff team to ensure the needs of children in the Vale are met.

We currently have casual vacancies within our team. Visit the Jobs page to apply for our casual roles:

  • Casual Playworker
  • Casual Senior Playworkers
  • Casual Play Leader

Apply for one of our casual vacancies


Staff and volunteers will be offered training opportunities including:

  • Playwork Training: Level 2 Award in Playwork Practice (L2APP) / Managing A Holiday Play Scheme (MAHPS)
  • Disability Inclusion Training
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Manual Handling
  • Outdoor Play
  • Sensory Play

For more information about these vacancies or our volunteering opportunities please contact our team: