National & government organisations
Care Inspectorate – my world outdoors
Resource which aims to support all daycare services across Scotland deliver more outdoor play to youngsters. Examples of outdoor-based childcare and play, and policies re risk etc.
Department for Education
Government department responsible for education and children’s services in England.
International Play Association
Protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play as a fundamental human right.
Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services & Skills – inspects & regulates services for children & young people, and services providing education & skills for learners of all ages.
OPAL Outdoor Play and Learning CIC
Works with schools, early years settings & organisations to improve the quality of outdoor play for children. Lots of useful free resources. “We create happier playtimes, better play spaces & enable staff to support outdoor learning”
Out of School Alliance
Provides information and support to individuals and organisations setting up and running out of school clubs, including breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs, holiday clubs and playschemes.
Independent charity & lead organisation for the development & promotion of children & young people’s play in Northern Ireland. Loads of stuff on policy & play, for practitioners and parents.
Aiming for England to be a country where all children and young people can fully enjoy their right to play. Research & resources, training & events. Campaigns include Play Day (first Wednesday of August) and Love Outdoor Play.
Promoting the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigning to create increased play opportunities in the community. Loads of great resources.
Raise awareness of children & young people’s need & right to play and promote good practice at all levels & in every place children might play. Useful resources on philosophy of play & playwork.