Y – Play rangers is about children and young people having FUN.
Y play rangers aim to give children and young people a sense of pride in their community by offering activities which the participants can own and control. This will give them a high level of respect for the area and the people that live there. Y play rangers are mobile and work on the open spaces with the area, they bring along ideas and equipment to ensure all children involved have as much fun as possible. We help stimulate imagination and create activities that will interest and motivate different groups.
There is no cost to attend a play ranger session. Sometimes we deliver activities alongside partners who may have an admission fee but this is made clear in the advertisement beforehand
Yes, our play sessions are aimed at 5-12 years, however we do have activities for children below that age eg sandpit, water play, duplo. Some parents bring children under one year to join in the fun. It is advised that parents/carers supervise these activities with their child.
At Y Services, we believe that children are the experts in play. Our playrangers encourage children to try new things like bug hunting, sports and various activities. we encourage creative play to help children use their imagination and activities which promote social skills and make friends with others in their community.
Open access means that children and their parents are free to come and go as they please during the session. Please note we are not child care providers, however it a child is hurt or upset our staff offer the amount of care as appropriate such as first aid. All children and young people are encouraged to stay the whole session and parents need to be in the vicinity of the session.
We use a number of ways to let you know what’s happening in your community. We have a facebook page – yPlaYrangers, through twitter, our website and via partnerships with local Authorities and other organisations. You can also text or call; 07585 115022
Playing in the rain can be fun and depending upon the venue and the activities we may continue to run a session. Your child will need to be dressed appropriately such as wearing wellies and a waterproof. However sometimes a session may be cancelled, so it’s best to look on the play rangers facebook for more information or text/phone 07585 115022
We bring a variety of crafts and activities, depending upon the theme of the event. If for example its a messy play session – please be prepared to bring home a less than clean child!
Group games, creative play and problem solving activities are offered. We ask that you check that your child returns all items to the play rangers before they leave the session.
Play rangers are all DBS checked and trained in safeguarding before working with children. We also recruit volunteers who are interested in a career working with children and are looking for work experience. Please ask a play ranger if you require more information.
Playrangers are designed for Parents and carers, not for group visits and funded through grants and donations. If you would like a play ranger team to visit your play group or nursery please get in contact with us and we can discuss this further.
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“Children have the right to play’ UN convention”
Each session lasts for 2 hours and is aimed at children aged 8-12 years. Activities can take place in local open spaces, school grounds or other suitable venues. Our focus is on providing quality after school and school holiday activities. All Play ranger staff have been suitably checked for working with children and young people and have had child protection training as well as relevant training to the activities provided. Our ambition; to enable young people to experience new opportunities and learning through creative play sessions in their local area.