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Play Activities

When children are given choice and control over their play, they experience happiness, joy and excitement. True play also promotes a child’s development, learning and independence. Skilled Playworkers at The Play Station therefore, put a child’s needs at the centre of their work and offer a vast array of quality play experiences for children with differing needs and interests.


The following are just some of the varied play activities your child can enjoy at the The Play Station:

• Sports • Music
• Art and Crafts • Dance
• Loose Parts* • Drama
• Cooking • Dressing up
• Board Games • Home Corner Activities
• Construction Toys • Trips
• Parachute Play • Outings
• Sand Play • Special Events and much much  more!
• Water Play  

'Loose Parts’ is a type of play that captures the imagination of the children who attend the club and is presently proving to be the most popular play activity available.



Holiday Events

During the school holidays The Play Station organises special activities, events and outings for the children in attendance at the club.

In addition to our varied range of play opportunities The Play Station will be offering the following activities during these holidays:

EASTER HOLIDAY CLUB


Monday 15th April - Parachute Play

Tuesday 16th April - The Play Station's Got Talent

Wednesday 17th April - Den Building

Thursday 18th April - Green Finger Gardening

Friday 19th April - Closed


Monday 22nd April - Closed

Tuesday 23rd April - Picnic at the Park*

Wednesday 24th April - Relays, Races and Rounders

Thursday 25th April - Make your own Pizza

Friday 26th April - Eco Arts and Crafts


SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CLUB


Monday 27th May - Closed

Tuesday 28th May - Building Bonanza

Wednesday 29th May - Explosive Experiments

Thursday 30th May - Heroes and Heroines

Friday 31st May - Dance and Drama


Monday 3rd June - Bluebell Woods Walk and Park Trip*

Tuesday 4th June - Colourful Creations




News




FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS

What fantastic weather we had over the February half term holidays! We had such a lovely walk around the tarn to feed the ducks and then made bird feeders at Ilkley library. The children also really enjoyed playing football, rounders, and tennis out on the field. We had some brilliant pirates and princesses, and created some incredible bags and pompoms.

Inspection

In June 2018 we had an inspection from the Food Standards Agency who check how well we are doing in meeting the law in food hygiene.

We are proud to have received a Level 5 Food Hygeine Rating, which is the highest rating!!

We are extremely happy with this result and give credit to the hard work of our staff.



OFSTED VISIT

We are delighted to say we were awarded 'Good' during our recent Ofsted inspection.

The inspector made very positive observations concerning the staff team. She recognised they are 'well qualified and experienced staff... passionate about their roles... caring and friendly... committed to providing children with a wide range of interesting and stimulating activities from which to choose.' She also stated that managers and staff have 'high expectations and successfully promote a culture of self reflective practice and teamwork that benefits the families who attend.'

The inspector observed the careful planning carried out by the staff team and the procedures in place to ensure children 'receive individualised care' and support to 'learn skills for the future'. She witnessed the children arrive at the club with 'excitement and enthusiasm' and commented on their confidence and 'sense of belonging at the club.'

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a Gold Award Certificate in the 'First Claim' Quality Assurance Framework/Kitemark. This is an assessment of provider practice; comprising of an understanding of the playwork principles and range of play types, followed by modelling best practice and staff observations within the setting.

This is fantastic news not only for us but for you and your children too!



The Play Station is a fully inclusive play scheme. We welcome children from a variety of schools, from all nationalities, backgrounds and abilities. To that end we have currently been working towards Bradford's 'Inclusive Quality Standard' in an aim to ensure an ongoing high standard of care for all children attending The Play Station. This is now complete and we are extremely pleased with our Gold Standard award.

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