2.Holiday Playschemes and Inset day cover at Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven
3.Fun Days in Fort Road Recreation Ground and Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven
4.N.I.P.P.E.R.S. represented on Re-Play which is the South East Regional Play Council
5.NVQ Training in partnership with the Mohair Training Centre, Laughton.
Newhaven Inclusive Play Project Educational and Recreational Services (N.I.P.P.E.R.S) has been registered with Ofsted since 2001. The setting provides after school care and a holiday play scheme operating within the Shakespeare Hall in Newhaven and on 3/7/14 was awarded the rating of 'GOOD' by Ofsted.
The hall is easily accessible, and there is wheelchair access throughout. Children use a fully accessible sensory room, lounge and community hall as a main play area. Children also have access to an adjacent playground for outdoor activities, beach, foreshore and Castl Hill Conservation area.
The after school care is open weekdays from 15.00 until 18.00 term time only, and from 08.00 until 18.00 during school inset days when the hall is available. The holiday play scheme is open weekdays from 08.00 until 18.00. The setting is registered on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register.
Play is a vital part of growing up. N.I.P.P.E.R.S. ensures that children and young people have every opportunity to experience all types of Play opportunities (as defined in Bob Hughes in the “Taxonomy of Play Types”.)
N.I.P.P.E.R.S. believes that through Play, staff and volunteers can support children and young people to develop to their full potential as individuals and as part of the community.
N.I.P.P.E.R.S. is committed to ensuring that all their work is embedded in the Playwork Principles, and that by doing so are able to offer settings which fully adhere to the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child.
Please don’t expect too much of me,
I’m learning more than you can see.
Being simply here to enjoy and play,
means more to me than I can say.
Please don’t fret at the end of the day,
if I have nothing to display.
I really gain so much from play,
Social skills and come what may,
So if I come home empty handed,
after such a busy day.
Please don’t say,
“Haven’t you done anything today?”
Annually, N.I.P.P.E.R.S. provides the opportunity for the local community to come together and experience free play.
Local agencies come together to provide a fun filled afternoon of activities for children and young people. Agencies and other Play providers are able to come together and show the community what they can offer to support children, young people and families.
N.I.P.P.E.R.S. attends community events, providing play opportunities for participants.
In partnership with the Mohair Centre, Laughton, N.I.P.P.E.R.S. provides training at Shakespeare Hall, which support the NVQ standards.
City and Guild Playwork/Early Years Educator and Forest School NVQs are offered:
Level 2 for Playworkers; those working to a Supervisor, with no management responsibilities
Level 3 for Supervisors and Deputies.
Ofsted requires that within a registered Playwork child care setting, the Supervisor and deputy hold or are working towards level 3 and that 50 % of all remaining staff are qualified to level 2.
Playwork is the recognised qualification for those Out of School Clubs which offer Play and not an educational learning outcome.
N.I.P.P.E.R.S. can offer on site training and assessment for those wishing to enter the profession.