The play provision offers choice and control that children have over their play, freedom to enjoy and satisfaction they gain from it.
BAPP recognises the child's need to test boundaries and responds positively to that need.
Play provision manages the balance between risk and keeping children safe from harm.
Play provision maximises the range of play opportunities.
Play provision promotes independence and self-esteem.
Play provision encourages children's respect for others and offers opportunities for social interaction.
Play provision fosters child's well-being, healthy growth and development, knowledge and understanding, creativity and capacity to learn.
These playschemes are for B&NES residents only and children must meet the Eligibility Criteria. Playworkers have a very clear role – to facilitate and support children at play; playwork is not about controlling or dictating what children should and shouldn’t do, it is about ensuring children have access to appropriate resources and equipment, that they have space for play and there are people available if they choose to play with someone else.
We work in partnership with Three Ways School, Fosse Way School, First Steps(BOP) and KIDS in order that there is specialised high quality play provision locally to where children and families live.
We work in partnership with Three Ways School, Fosse Way School, BOP and KIDS in order that there is a high quality play provision locally to where children and families live.
Closed-access means that children have to be pre-registered with BAPP and the setting has a pre-determined maximum number of children they can have attending one session (the capacity). You must book places in advance by completing a Booking Form and if you haven’t used BAPP before, you will also need to fill in a Registration Form (please visit http://www.bapp.org.uk/play-provision/holiday-playschemes/ for the registration and booking forms). Information has to be provided by the child’s parent or carer about the child including contact details and details of any allergies.
Booking forms are usually sent out from the BAPP office 5-6 weeks prior to the play provision starting. There is limited transport provided to enable disabled children to access the play provision, many of whom come from across B&NES and not just in the immediate locality.