Easter playful days in association with Move More Eat Well

Play in Parks is an open access playscheme based in green spaces, parks and recreation grounds. The aim of the scheme is to encourage children to return to these spaces and reclaim elements of childhood that have been lost over the last 60 years. Children now rarely climb trees, build dens, get messy or engage in other types of play that we used to identify as essential elements of a child’s life. In fact, many children don’t even leave the house during their school holidays!

This Easter Birmingham PlayCare Network (BPCN) in association with MoveMoreEatWell are working to redress this imbalance and work as advocates for the child’s right to play on St Chads Park, Rubery.

During the first week of the Easter holidays BPCN will faciliate play actiities and opportunities in the park to encourage children to use their play space. Activities for the children to get active and play will pop up across the park. With children leaving the park at the end of the day dirty, happy and full of enthusiasm to come back tomorrow. Playworkers support these children in their play as they experience things that can only happen during playful moments. Children are encouraged to take risks, problem solve for themselves, participate with others and have fun!

Come and Join us from the 03rd April until the 6th April 18- 11-4pm on St Chads park. Look for playworkers with the BPCN logo.

29 Mar 2018

Earth Day 2018: End plastic pollution

Plastic objects that we use once and discard, or single-use plastics, are a growing critical problem of global proportion. That’s why this Earth Day, April 22, 2018, is focused on Ending Plastic Pollution by Earth Day 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics

Please go on the website https://www.earthday.org/, which will tell you how you can contribute to Earth Day 2018 and get involved in the various activities provided.

Good Luck.

27 Mar 2018

Ofsted withdraws online SEF

Ofsted has announced that it will be withdrawing the online self-evaluation form (SEF) from the Ofsted website from 1 April 2018. It was never compulsory to use the Ofsted SEF anyway, but many settings still wrestled with completing it because it seemed to be expected by inspectors.

The decision to remove the SEF follows a review by Ofsted into its effectiveness and whether or not it is needed.

Although the Ofsted SEF will be withdrawn, the requirement to reflect on and evaluate your practice remains, and inspectors will still want to see evidence of this.

If you are a member the out of school alliance they have a SEF template for out of school club, members £8.00 and non members £10.00

26 Mar 2018

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