Fernheath Play Association

Fernheath Play Association

Charity information

Fernheath Play Association

Fernheath Play Association provides inclusive play opportunities for children aged 5 to 16 years of age and we provide respite for severely disabled children that are refereed by the local authorities

Founded 1976

  • Mission statement

    Fernheath Play Association
    5: Play Policy Statement


    This statement outlines the services that children, parents/carers and the community can expect from Fernheath Play Association, and the values that inform our work:

    Fernheath Play Association aims to:

    • Offer a happy, safe, warm and stimulating and challenging environment for all children to play, learn and develop freely.

    • Provide a refuge for children at risk from harm, neglect or at risk of offending.

    • Help children to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions and to become competent, confident, independent and co-operative individuals.

    • Encourage children to have a positive attitude and respect for both themselves and other people.

    • Promote a positive relationship with parents/carers and work in partnership with them to provide high quality play and care for their children.

    • Offer inclusive services that are accessible to all children in the community.

    • Provide respite to carers of children with special needs.

    • Undergo regular monitoring and evaluation of our services to ensure that Fernheath Play Association continues to meet the needs of children and parents/carers.

    Fernheath Play Association is committed to meeting the needs of parents, carers and the community by:

    • Listening and responding to their views and concerns.

    • Keeping them informed of our policies and procedures, including opening times, fees and charges, and programmes of activities.

    • Sharing and discussing their child’s achievements, experiences, progress and friendships, along with any difficulties that may arise.

    Fernheath Play Association is committed to providing:

    • Care and activities that put the needs and safety children first.

    • A range of activities that are interesting, educational, stimulating and fun.

    • An opportunity for children to engage in self directed, imaginative and unstructured free play.

    • Activities that promote each child’s social, physical, moral and intellectual development.

    • Access to a variety of facilities and equipment under safe and supervised conditions.

    • A staff team that is experienced, well trained and properly supported.

    • Services that meet the conditions of the Childcare Act 2006 and all other relevant childcare legislation, wherever they apply.

    • An environment where no child is bullied or suffers discrimination in any form.

  • Aims

    Fernheath Play Association aims to:

    • To provent anti soicial behaviour To provide a safe place for children to play
  • Overview

    Established: June 1976

    Registered Charity Number: 1148263

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 01202 581008

    Address: Fernheath Play Centre Verney Road West Howe Bournemouth BH11 8DA

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