Free play in early childhood highlights concerns over recent policies that structure young children’s lives in pursuit of targets and testing.
The former Children’s Play Council and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) published Planning for Play: Guidance on the development and implementation of a local play strategy in 2006 to support local authorities applying for funding from BIG’s Children’s Play programme.
Children and young people need to be able to play freely and free of charge in their own neighbourhoods.
This briefing aims to secure for children and young people an increase in quantity and enhancement in the quality of play opportunities within all childcare and educational settings.
Best Play: What play provision should do for children.