Document describing a project with the goals of developing practitioners' skills in engaging with parents and forging stronger links between children's learning in early years settings and in the home environment. Methods used to achieve these aims included workshop-picnics promoting the principles of the Letters and Sounds approach.
Paper summarising the evidence for the importance of play in the lives of children and arguing that public policy has tended to undervalue the importance of play in the development of children.
Booklet identifying and describing the range of services available to families with children with disabilities in Scotland. The services cover early years, school, local authority services, play and leisure and health.
Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for achieving its objective of having good play facilities in every residential area in England by 2020.
This review looks at the evidence base for improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities. It assess where gaps in the evidence base occur and suggests where future research and development may need to take place.
Paper explaining the importance of relationship focused intervention to developmental learning by reference to research carried out on the play activities of children with Down syndrome.
Consultation paper on the UK Government's proposals to increase and improve outdoor play facilities for children in England.
Document describing an Active Play project aimed specifically at fathers in which six-week courses were run in over 20 early years settings to encourage fathers to become more closely involved in their children's play.
Document setting out UK Government standards for all child care services. There are 14 national standards, each representing a particular quality outcome such as child protection and environment and a minimum standard of quality below which no provider may fall.
Report of a research project which sought the views of parents and children on seven play areas across England which had been improved in order to understand the effects of play investment on children and parents' satisfaction with, and use of, play spaces.