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Latest play news (page 28 of 28)

Here's the lowdown on what's happening right now with play in London... along with news from beyond the M25 that might affect how, where and how often children play within its confines. If you want news relating to London Play, choose from the menu on the left.


Kids in London more connected to nature

by Fiona on October 17, 2013

16 October 2013

Although four in five children in the UK are not adequately connected to nature, London's children in fact have a stronger connection than those in Wales.

Importance of early years play...

by Fiona on September 30, 2013
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30 September 2013

The importance of play, and how it supports children to be confident, communicative, sociable and curious individuals, is being lost, according to teachers and childcare professionals. The Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years said that preschoolers need more time to play to allow them to develop important social and emotional skills before they start school.


Nursery garden playtime under threat

by Fiona on September 23, 2013

22 September 2013 I Enfield Independent

Children may be forced to play inside all day at their nursery if Enfield Borough Council refuses it the right to use its garden. Nursery on the Green in Chase Side, Enfield, could lose its right to let its children play in the garden because of noise complaints made by several neighbours.

Health funding confirmed for play streets

by administrator on August 16, 2013

15 August 2013 I London Play

London Play is one of four organisations to share £1.1m  in health funding to support the development of play streets across the country. Over the next three years London Play, Play England, Playing Out and Bristol University will be supporting communities and local authorities across the country, particularly in disadvantaged areas, to reactivate a culture of children playing out in the streets near where they live and embed this in local policy.

Children's 'right to play' defended

by administrator on August 05, 2013

7 August 2013 I Evening Standard

Almost three in 10 parents (28%) fear being "judged" by neighbours if they let their children play unsupervised outdoors, according to research released to mark Playday.

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