Play is why we are all here!! There are two national Play-work assumptions:

  1. Children’s play is freely chosen, personally directed behaviour, motivated from within: through play, the child explores the world and her or his relationship with it, elaborating all the while a flexible range of responses to the challenges she or he encounters: by playing the child learns and develops as an individual.

  1. Whereas children may play without encouragement, or help, adults can, through the provision of an appropriate human and physical environment, significantly enhance the opportunities for the child to play creatively and thus develop through play.

What does ‘Play’ mean to us?