The Play Network offers training and networking opportunities for all play workers, leaders, volunteers and adults who work with children over the age of 5.  They meet 8 times a year.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Karen Fleming:  karen_fleming@bathnes.gov.uk or call: 01225 394300.

 

The next Play Network Event will be:

The Flying Saucer

After the success of the Magic Carpet play conference in 2012, we bring to youThe Flying Saucer’

A day of fun, practical hands on activities and play theories for all who work with children and young people. This is also a great way to meet others and share ideas. On Saturday 2nd March 2013 – 10:00am - 2:30pm at: St Martins Garden Primary School, Bath, BA2 2RE

Dan Rees-Jones - Play Risk and Positive interventions

Dan works at Childrens Scrapstore Playpod team.  He is a lively and charismatic speaker and will talk about his new work to support playworkers to be positive and really engage children who are challenging or whose behaviour makes them hard to include in play.

Workshops:

  • Practical ideas using Digital Arts
  • Attachment and Play Theory
  • Healthy eating ideas
  • Risk benefit
  • Positive Interventions
  • Make it, Play it, Love it!!

Please download the booking form and flyer also available on the right.

Play Partnership

The Play Partnership meets twice a year to discuss all aspects of work that impacts on children’s play.  Where possible the meetings will generate discussion and debate on key themes/issues on children and young people’s rights to play . When appropriate views gathered will be used to inform the on-going development and review of the Bath and North East Somerset Play Strategy (this will include any future commissioning intentions or areas that require focused fundraising in order to respond to emerging gaps in provision).

(All administration and servicing of this group will be carried out by the Strategic Development Officer for Play and the Playwork Administrator on 01225 396240)

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