Local authorities have increased play opportunities for deprived and disabled children as a result of a £123m Big Lottery-funded play programme, according to the latest research. The findings were revealed in an evaluation of the Big Lottery Fund's Children's Play Programme, which has provided three-year grants to local..
Fund's Children's Play Programme are launched today in a new national report and newsletter. Key findings so far are that the programme is allowing more children to access more play than they had been able to access before and to access new forms of play (e.g. sensory play, natural or adventurous play) than were previously available.
ECOTEC have recently completed a large-scale action research project for the Families Analysis Team at the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).
The project aimed to identify ways that schools can support parents with their children's learning and development at home, and the associated outcomes.