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Hackney Play Streets in spotlight

Children & Young People Now (CYPN) magazine highlights Hackney Play Streets as a best practice example, in a special report on policy, play and practice. Director of Hackney Play Association Nicola Butler and play streets support officer Allison Vitalis were interviewed for

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Youthworker Jobs in Hackney

Salary: £21,040 pro rata, jobs available from 15 hours per week to 28 hours per week (£11.56 per hour), requires after school, evening (up to 8.30pm) and Saturday afternoons. We welcome job sharers and flexible working. Hackney Play Association is

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Clapton Park Senior Youthworker Job

Salary: £26,262 pro rata, 28 hours per week (£14.43 per hour), 35 hours per week during school holidays. Hours to include: 3 – 6.30pm on Mondays and Fridays and 3-8.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time and 10

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Pearson Street Adventure Playground Senior Youthworker Job

Salary: £26,262 pro rata, 32 hours per week (£14.43 per hour), 35 hours per week during school holidays. Hours to include: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3-8.30pm and Saturdays 11.30 – 4.30pm during term time and 10 – 6 pm

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New guidance on school play streets published

A practical new guide aimed at helping more schools run play streets, launches this week from Hackney Play Association, working in partnership with Hackney Council. The idea of schools running play streets started with Thomas Fairchild School in Hoxton, in 2013, when pupils, parents and

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Quick survey on play in estates and enter free draw

We are conducting an online survey about children’s opportunities to play outdoors in estates – working in partnership with Hackney Council. Do you live in an estate in Hackney? Do you have children or a child aged between 2-16?   If

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Our play streets are big in Japan!

Play experts from Tokyo flew in to experience the thrills and spills of a Hackney play street recently. Families taking part in the session in Winston Road, Stoke Newington, welcomed the group of  Japanese visitors – who were on a week-long study

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Playworkers – Job Opportunities

Hackney Play Association is recruiting for Playworkers Playworker, 20 hours per week, term time; 35 hours per week, school holidays Casual Playworkers, after school and holiday play scheme hours, as and when required Salary: £11.56-£12.96 per hour, depending on qualifications

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Hackney Play Association shortlisted for Children & Young People Now Award

Hackney Play Association is delighted that it’s Play Team has been shortlisted for the Play Award from Children & Young People Now. Last year, the team was Highly Commended by Children & Young People Now for our Hackney Play Streets

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Term Time Opening Hours at Homerton Grove & Clapton Park

If you are aged 6 to 15 why not come and join us after school and on Saturdays to play, meet friends, make things and have fun. Homerton Grove Adventure Playground, Wardle Street, London E9 6BX will be open this

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