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Latest play news (page 29 of 30)

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.


Highbury children play safely in street

by Fiona on December 16, 2013

16 Dec 2014 I Islington Gazette

Canning Road in Highbury was shut down on Sunday December 8 for one of the borough’s first “Pop Out and Play” days put on in the local community.


Shakespeare Walks away with top award

by Fiona on November 04, 2013

04 Nov 2013 I London Play

Hackney confirmed its status as one of London’s top boroughs for play on Friday...

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.

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