As a Not for Profit organisation, we provide a professional, affordable service that meets strict standards for childcare set out by the Government.
Playworks is dedicated to providing professionally managed out-of-school clubs, supporting families with children from 2 and a half years up to age 11.
For children, our clubs offer a safe, structured environment run by familiar faces, where your child can grow and learn with friends. We encourage healthy meals and snacks, in line with healthy eating guidelines and The Welsh Assembly Government “Appetite for Life” Scheme.
For parents, we provide a professional service that combines childcare with structured play and learning.
Our clubs are run by local staff, who are trained, supported and regularly accredited to ensure they meet Playworks’ standards, as well as all legal requirements. All staff are screened, holding an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS check) from the Disclosure & Barring Service (that replaced the Criminal Records Bureau or CRB check).
Additionally, they receive training in:
- First aid
- Child protection
- Health and safety
- Behaviour management
Not for profit
As a not for profit organisation, we aim to deliver a great service for parents, at an affordable price, that meets the standards for childcare set out by Government.
Based in Caerphilly, South Wales, Playworks originally established itself in the Cardiff region with a number of out-of-school clubs, before working to support those interested in setting up clubs further afield, around the UK.
All Playworks clubs have a children’s committee, ensuring the people who really matter, can take ownership of their club! We also have suggestion boxes at each club and actively encourage children to provide their input into the types of activities that are offered and the equipment that is available to them.
Feedback for you
You get regular feedback from the team, about how your child is enjoying the activities they participate in, along with any behavioural issues that might need to be shared.
We work closely to support each club, providing live help from day to day. Every club under the Playworks banner receives a half termly visit from the management team, to ensure compliance with the National Minimum Standards set out by the relevant regulatory body.