BPCN was set up initially to support the play care sector. This is setting that operate out side of school hours usually for children aged 4 – 14 whose parents/carers require childcare outside of school hours.
We are a member led organisation which includes childminders, early year’s providers and individuals.
It is not necessary to be a member to access our services, however resource packs and priority to some training is a member benefit.
Our services cover all areas of the West Midlands from more affluent to those experiencing severe deprivation.
Our core values as listed under the mission statement run alongside our four strands of work delivery. Which are:
Advocacy of Play
Information and member services
The staff team of 10 all hold relevant qualifications and hold enhanced CRB checks. During our PiPs programme, staffing levels increase to a maximum of around 30. Again, our committment to safe guarding children is extended to our PiPs staff, who also hold an enhanced CRB check before they work in the parks.
BPCN has a board of director’s current standing at 5 members including a Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer roles, some of whom are founder members of BPCN.
Board of Directors
- Yvette Oruye – Chair and founder member
- Sarah Wood – Vice Chair and founder member
- Pete Middleton – Director
- Nick Woolf – Director