PLAY in Perth & Kinross
The Childcare Strategy Team promotes play in schools and communities across Perth & Kinross, including a series of outdoor play events which are organised during most school holiday periods. The Team also organises events on the first Wednesday in August each year to celebrate national Playday.
Over the school holidays the Childcare Strategy Team run free play events across Perth and Kinross for children and families of all ages, giving opportunities to engage in creative, natural and active play. These take place outdoors in all weathers.
The council's Childcare Strategy Team has long valued and prioritised the importance of play for children and families and welcomed both the Play Strategy for Scotland and the supporting Action Plan, published by the Scottish Government.
Play Is a magical time where children learn about the world around them, it is a time they have to themselves to be creative, imaginative, take risk, push their own boundaries and be active.
The Early Education and Childcare Strategy Team were commended at the Nancy Ovens Award Ceremony held during Scotland's first Play Convention in October 2017.