This course is an introduction to the key aspects of supporting play opportunities for children and young people 4 to 16 years in a variety of play settings.

  • It provides an understanding of the importance of play in children & young people’s lives.
  • It increases knowledge of playwork practice and the role of a playworker.
  • It provides an understanding of health & safety and child protection.

As part of this course there will be workplace tasks.


Links to the following Dimensions of the Bristol Standard:

  • D1 Values and Aims
  • D2 Relationships and Interactions
  • D3 Approaches to Play and Development
  • D4 Physical Environment
  • D5 Play Experiences.
  • D6 Observation, planning and Record Keeping
  • D7 Staffing, Leadership and Management
  • D8 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • D9 Partnership with Parents and the Wider Community
  • D10 Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Course details

Date:Course Full.
Cost:£125 to Ofsted registered Bristol based settings and BAND members, £350 to all others.
Venue:Band Office, Scrapstore House, Sevier Street, St. Werburgh's, Bristol, BS2 9LB. View a map
Tutors:Fenella Hemus – BAND Ltd.
Refreshments:Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits provided.
Funded by:Bristol Early Years Childcare Service & BAND Ltd.
Please note:A contribution towards travel and childcare costs can be made available to Bristol-based playworkers.
Closing date:n/a.

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