Registered, play-based school-age childcare services

Play is at the core of the developmental process

All children want and need to play. Play is fundamental to a healthy and happy childhood, and the right to play is included in the UN’s statement of children’s rights (UNCRC – Article 31). It is through play that children have fun whilst developing intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Play is nature’s superpower … practitioners are the superheroes!

Many children attend registered, play-based childcare settings. These settings provide rich environments where exciting play can happen. Children who attend after-school settings are cared for by dedicated staff who prioritise play and allow children the time and space to connect with friends, and enjoy a wide range of playful, fun opportunities.

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