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Play streets as popular as ever – report shows

Hackney Play Streets are as popular as ever with around 1,400 children taking part annually in the last two years. Hackney residents volunteer to organise the road closures in their own streets, so children get to play out, and neighbours of all

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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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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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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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Playful Hackney Weekend

Families enjoyed discovering some of Hackney’s free outdoor play spaces as part of a Playful Hackney weekend, from 18-20 March 2016. Hackney Play Association together with Outdoor People, a Hackney-based social enterprise, co-hosted the weekend as part of the Find

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Discover ‘Playful Hackney’ – part of Find Your London festival

Families are invited to discover some of Hackney’s free hidden play spaces as part of a Playful Hackney weekend, from 18-20 March 2016. Hosted by Hackney Play Association, the weekend is part of the Find Your London Festival which celebrates

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Volunteering with HPA

If you are looking for the opportunity to develop skills, support your community and link professional learning to practice we are able to support volunteer placements subject to a successful selection and induction process. Please look at the Volunteer Playworker or

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