Whitehorse adventure playground terms, promise and principles
Terms and conditions for parents
- Parents and carers must ensure they notify us of any changes to the information given on the form
- Parents and carers must make arrangements for children to be brought to and from the activity safely and on time
- We cannot take responsibility for any damaged clothing and/or personal items during the activity
- Parents and carers should ensure children have sufficient water, food, clothing, sun lotion and medication (where appropriate) for the duration of the activity
- Tower Hamlets Council keeping a record of this form for health and safety reasons
- Any medical treatment that my child may need being given in an emergency
- My child and any parent/carer accompanying them will follow the Playground rules and principles
To ensure that everyone feels safe whilst at Whitehorse Adventure Playground several promises have been made.
It is important that these promises are followed by children, staff, parents, carers and other visitors in line with the Play Work Principles to ensure effective running of Whitehorse Adventure Playground.
All children are welcome to play, have fun and enjoy themselves.
- Children are free to come and go (over 8s)
- Children under the age of 8 and those with Special Educational Needs must be supervised at all times
- Whitehorse is a healthy space – please try to eat and drink healthily
- We are kind to each other
- We listen to each other
- We treat each other with respect
- We ask staff for help if we have concerns
- We will not use violent, abusive, or aggressive behaviour and language
- We will not discriminate
- We will not enter rooms without staff present
- If a room is locked, please do not enter
Breaking these rules may result in staff asking you to leave and banning you.
Play Work Principles
Whitehorse Adventure Playground is a space for young people to play and go freely in line with the Play Work Principles, it is important that these are followed whilst visiting.
- All children and young people need to play. The impulse to play is innate. Play is a biological, psychological and social necessity, and is fundamental to the healthy development and well-being of individuals and communities.
- Play is a process that is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. That is, children and young people determine and control the content and intent of their play, by following their own instincts, ideas and interests, in their own way for their own reasons.
- The prime focus and essence of playwork is to support and facilitate the play process and this should inform the development of play policy, strategy, training, and education.
- For playworkers, the play process takes precedence and playworkers act as advocates for play when engaging with adult led agendas.
- The role of the playworker is to support all children and young people in the creation of a space in which they can play.
- The playworker’s response to children and young people playing is based on a sound up to date knowledge of the play process, and reflective practice.
- Playworkers recognise their own impact on the play space and the impact of children and young people’s play on the playworker.
- Playworkers choose an intervention style that enables children and young people to extend their play. All playworker interventions must balance risk with the developmental benefit and well-being of children.