Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to ensuring that all children have access to high quality play opportunities. Just as young children in the early years need to play so too do school aged children.
The Council have adopted a Play Policy which highlights the essential role that play has in children’s healthy development. It helps to develop physically through activities outdoors and indoors, socially by being with friends, meeting new people and expressing their own views and emotionally. In order to enjoy play children must feel safe and in some cases professional playworkers who are trained to offer play activities and encourage children to have their own ideas are essential to this.