Welcome to Playworks
out of school club based in Shafton, Barnsley
Playworks is unlike nursery or school. We work to Playwork Principles meaning that staff observe and monitor children and young people's play encouraging them to take ownership of their play space and freely access all materials and equipment allowing play to be controlled and driven by them. Playworkers endeavour to enhance play whenever possible by responding to a play cue, offering advice or suggesting a resource that could allow a play idea to grow, extending exploration. Play is paramount, it is a child's universal language. Their club enables choice and inclusion. It is their time to relax, socialise and discover different types of play at their leisure. Playworks provide a hall full of play spaces, catering for all ages and interests. We have sole use of an enclosed external Astroturf pitch and make use of the public park situated next to our building.
Key workers support children aged 3-6 years, who are on the EYFS register. Individual development activities compliment school curriculums, we liaise with local schools and parents and carers working to the seven areas of learning. A learning journal is created recording learning and development through play, it includes: key worker planning, activities, next steps, observations, and photographs.
Download an Enrolment Form here.
Breakfast Club – 07.30 - 09.00
After School Club – 15.15 - 18.00
Summer Holiday Club – 08.00 - 18.00
You can find details of the sessions here.
A safe, fun and educational environment
Playworks are extremely proud of our Ofsted report and welcome you to read it at your leisure
provide a high quality service to meet the individual needs of our
users. We welcome any advice, suggestions or comments to enable
us to work together to provide an excellent childcare service that
children and young people will look forward to attending.
offer a large variety of activities and play opportunities for children
and young people to extend their knowledge and understanding. We
work with external organisations and individuals who add to our
programme of events, educating and inspiring children and young people
to try new things through challenge and exploration whilst learning to
manage their own play and risks.
Playworks staff are of the
highest calibre, as they continually work to the best of their ability
through in-house training and support, formal training, and most
importantly by listening and responding to you, our users.
All staff hold at least one level three in Early Children's Learning and Development or Playwork, they hold an enhanced DBS certificate, and are up to date in their knowledge and understanding in safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food hygiene. We assure the highest quality of care for your child.