Dens of Equality Event
19 October 2015
Playwork - Beyond Quality
A quality framework for after-school childcare and playwork
Date: Monday 19th October 2015
Time: 12 - 1.30pm at
Venue: Dens of Equality, All Saints Centre, 2 Vicarage
Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RA
Playwork - Beyond Quality is a play-centred quality framework
which helps after-school clubs, holiday play schemes and other
playwork settings to develop and improve their practice.
It is a self-evaluation and development toolkit which has been
designed, created and piloted by Cambridgeshire County Council and
is now available nationally.
It can be used to review quality across all areas of provision
involving all staff in the quality journey and encouraging a cycle
of self and team continuous reflection.
Beyond Quality combines the Playwork Principles, the latest
theories and concepts with the practical knowhow and quality
development experience of Cambridgeshire's advisory teams.
The toolkit has been reviewed and revised to reflect recent
Ofsted changes and supports the requirements of the Early Years
Foundation Stage (2014).
Beyond Quality is a specialist product which can add significant
value through its evidence based approach.
Playwork - Beyond Quality offers
- Schools the opportunity to ensure their out of school provision
meets recognised good practice standards
- Practitioners the opportunity to validate and improve their
practice in all key areas, supporting them in managing their
- Children the best opportunities for play in their free time
whilst in out of school care
- Parents the reassurance that the childcare they rely upon is
well-managed, of high quality and supports their children's health,
well-being and happiness
- Local authorities the opportunity to embed a well-tested model
of good practice, bringing consistency and a wider understanding to
an area of service whose potential is often overlooked.
Playwork - Beyond Quality can be offered:
• as a stand-alone resource
• with implementation support for
your local authority adviser teams
• as a supported model to implement
with providers in your area
• with additional training
• bespoke and tailored to your
To book a place or to find out more about Playwork - Beyond
Quality, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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