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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 one of the most popular play activities 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 6th April - Play Station Bake Off

Tuesday 7th April - Green Finger Gardening

Wednesday 8th April - Races, Relays and Rounders

Thursday 9th April - Pirates and Princesses

Friday 10th April - Closed


Monday 13th April - Closed

Tuesday 14th April - Parachute Play

Wednesday 15th April - Picnic in the Park**

Thursday 16th April - Colourful Creations

Friday 17th April - Strictly Dance and Drama




News




February Holidays

What a fun week we had at The Play Station despite the very wet and windy weather. The smoothie making day went down a treat with the children using lots of different fruit to make their own smoothies. As always the children loved having the faces painted; we had some dogs, minions, snakes, princesses and more. The children got their hands and feet messy on our messy play day where they created a massive painted poster, and we even made it to the park whilst dodging the showers.

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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