We are a member led organisation representing the play
sector and working as an advocate for children’s play.


To voice the issues and concerns of the play sector, to share information, facilitate contact, offer support and share best practice in child centred play.


Birmingham PlayCare Network aims to support and promote high quality child centred play through the following core values:

Consultation; we value the involvement of our members and we shall consult with them regularly and consider their views at all levels of our service delivery.

Quality; we will promote the importance of quality play environments for children and young people this will be done by using independent QA schemes as well as prioritising work force development.

Accountability; we are committed to raising the profile of play, the play sector and play workers. We will be held accountable for this commitment through the principles of our work which will be guided by the Play Work Principles.

Partnership; we work in partnership with our members, the play sector, other agencies, groups and organisations to support the development and sustainability of quality play environments for children.

Equality; we recognise and respect the value of all children young people and adults we shall be guided by models of good practice as well as considering the UN Convention for the rights of the child to create environments that foster dialogue, mutual respect and trust.

Innovation; we will campaign and promote play. We will actively seek out good play practice and innovation in play.