Holiday playschemes are often run by voluntary organisations, local authorities, charities, local parks, community centres, leisure centres or schools. They are not only a great place for youngsters to meet their friends – they also offer a wide range of activities to keep them busy, such as sports, drama, arts, crafts and music. Many playschemes are open access – this means that the play provision is staffed, in settings where the children, including those who are under 8 years old, are free to come and go as they please, free to decide what they want to do and how they go about it. Children can learn and develop through play, with the freedom of opportunity to play by themselves or with others in environments that should be stimulating, exciting, and full of challenge whilst being free from inappropriate risk. There is no contract between the play workers and parents or carers to provide care for any duration whilst the child is present.
Contact Torfaen Family Information Service for details of seasonal playschemes on Freephone 0800 0196 330 or email [email protected]