Play and Playwork

Children's Play Information Service 
National information service on children's play.

London Centre for Playwork Education & Training 
Promotes high quality playwork training and educational opportunities in London.

London Play
We campaign for more and improved play spaces and services, and support playwork in the capital.

Promotes and helps organise Playday - the annual play celebration day.

Play Education
An independent playwork training agency set up to provide training, seminars and conferences covering practical playwork knowledge and scientific expertise.

Play England 
Play England's aim is for all children and young people in England to have regular access and opportunity for free, inclusive, local play provision and play space.

Quality in Play 
Play England promotes its Quality in Play scheme to raise standards of staffed play provision across the country.

Skillsactive Playwork Unit
Playwork section of SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Learning.

Children and young people

National Children's Day UK
National Children's Day UK celebrates the natural developmental rights and freedoms of children.

Save Childhood Movement
Save Childhood Movement was launched in April 2013 and consists of a growing collaboration of individuals and organisations that share a deep concern about societal values and wellbeing and the current erosion of natural childhood.

Support for voluntary and community sector organisations

Concord Media
A useful source of films for community organisations.

London Voluntary Service Council
LVSC represents, champions and enhances London's diverse voluntary and community sector.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations works with and for the voluntary sector in England by providing information, advice and support.

As well as inspecting schools throughout England, Ofsted is responsible for the registration and inspection of childminders and daycare provision.

Information on playground safety management, playground inspection, training courses, data sheets, and publications.

VolResource aims to make it quick and easy to get to useful information on anything to do with running a voluntary organisation (whether a community group, charity or other non-profit body).'

Voluntary Action Islington
Promoting a thriving, effective, and influential voluntary sector in Islington.


Funding Central
Funding Central is a free smart website for the whole voluntary and community sector, including social enterprise.

Association of Charitable Foundations
The UK's national membership/support organisation for grant-making trusts and foundations of all types.

Fundraising UK
Internet fundraising consultancy halping charities use the Internet as a fundraising tool.
Access to grants for the voluntary and community sector from the DfES, the DoH, the Home Office and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Grants Online
Access to information on grant funding opportunities from the European Union, UK Government, the lottery, regional grant making bodies and grant making trusts.


Web Design

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