Play

Our aim is for Blaenau Gwent to be a County where children are increasingly seen outside enjoying the benefits of play. We have an amazing environment in Blaenau Gwent that is conducive with children’s play and we want to encourage a play friendly environment which provides time, space and permission for children to play. This will need parents, families and professionals in the community to recognise that play is of great importance in children’s present lives and for their future development. We wish to promote positive attitudes towards children’s right to play freely in their communities. 

Play Sufficiency Assessment 

As you are aware the Local Authority has a statutory duty to assess play opportunities across Blaenau Gwent. To enable us to gather an accurate picture to inform our Play Sufficiency Assessment we would like to invite you to participate in our survey. 

The links to both the parent/carer and children surveys can be found below, alternatively if you prefer a printed version please contact me directly and I can arrange to send you a copy: sharon.cargill@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk 

Have your say on play in Blaenau Gwent

Parent/carer survey: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=152207752869
Children’s survey:  https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=152207751499

A Play Sufficiency Assessment is completed every three years and an Action Plan is agreed to take forward key priorities to promote every child’s right to play. 

The Play Team works with partners to deliver a wide range of play opportunities for children and young people.  Our Family Information Service can give up-to-date information about play and leisure opportunities available in different areas of the County Borough. 

Play in Schools 

We are keen to offer rich play environments that best meet the play needs of children and young people of Blaenau-Gwent within their school environments, both for in school and out-of school purposes. 

The Play Team support schools across Blaenau Gwent to assess and develop their play opportunities through guidance and provision of training. 

Play in the Community 

The Play Team is keen to encourage local communities to actively engage with opportunities to promote play.  There is guidance and training available for developing ideas and community groups.  Please contact the Play Sufficiency Officer on 01495 355576.

Related Documents

Contact Information

Name of Team: Early Years Childcare and Play Team

Telephone Number: 01495 355584

Address: Heart of the Valleys Integrated Childrens Centre, High Street, Blaina, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 3BN

Email Address: Claire.smith@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk