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The Children's Play Team

Play is as important to our physical and mental health as getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising.

Play is an essential part of every child's life and is vital for the enjoyment of childhood as well as social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Every child has a natural instinct to play, which needs to be nurtured to enable them to develop.

Children's rights:

Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child gives children and young people, 'the right to play and informal recreation.' This was ratified by the UK government in 1991. Our government has a duty under this convention to protect and promote play opportunities for all children and young people.

Play on wheels

We provide:

  • Play in your community. Have you seen our playbus out and about?
  • Free play sessions, in Swansea, for children aged 5 to 14 years. All year round, come rain or shine.
  • Creche sessions, excellent care for your little ones while you access training courses.
  • Free Family Play sessions. Do you know a family that could benefit?
  • Help and support to set up a play club in your area.
  • A unique training space that can go virtually anywhere!  PDF Document Play on Wheels programme of services (PDF, 369KB)Opens new window

Open access information for parents/guardians:

The service provided by the Mobile Play Project is run on an open access basis for children aged 5 - 14 years. 
Children under 5 years can attend with an adult.

Open access means that while the qualified playworkers have a duty of care to the children while they are at the project, they are not responsible for ensuring that children remain on the premises, or for supervising their return home. The parent may instruct the child to stay at the project for a given time but it is not the responsibility of the project to enforce this. The arrangement for the collection of the child must be between parent and child and not between parents and play staff.

The purpose of the playscheme is to provide for children's play needs.

This means that play is...

Freely chosen - children choose WHAT they do, themselves.
Personally directed - children choose HOW they do something.
Intrinsically motivated - children choose WHY they do something.

  • All children using the service are treated with equal concern and respect, and the playworker's make every effort to ensure that every child's particular needs will be met.
  • Children are encouraged to decide what behaviour is appropriate, however where necessary playworkers will provide children with guidance, particularly where behaviour might be adversely affecting their, or other children's safety.
The Children's Play Team
01792 635480
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