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The Big Swing

454 Harrogate Rd

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Better Start Bradford invites you to be a part of our upcoming shared learning event. Our focus of this event is the importance of play in early childhood development. The event is designed to provide you the opportunity to hear about research, policy and local practice to benefit all you are doing each day to support families with young children.

If you work or volunteer with families who are pregnant or have children under four, or are a parent yourself, then we would love to see you there.

We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Fraser Brown, a developmental psychologist at the University of York, as our special guest speaker. Dr. Fraser Brown is the first Professor of Playwork in the UK, and teaches on the BA (Hons) Playwork degree at Leeds Beckett University He is the specialist link tutor for the postgraduate play therapy courses run by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy. He is well-known for his research into the therapeutic effects of playwork on a group of abandoned children in a Romanian paediatric hospital. His wide-ranging research interests include the impact of deprivation on children’s play behaviour, the assessment of play value in children’s play spaces, and the role of play in the Montessori system of education.


Our focus on 'play' will also be brought to life by our local guest speaker: Rhian Beynon.



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Our Shared Learning Event is taking place on Thursday 21st September 2017 at the Big Swing in Bradford. We have limited places available for this event, so book early. Those working within the Better Start Bradford area and Better Start Bradford parents will be prioritised.

What do i need to wear?

The Big Swing is an outdoor adventure playground and we expect that visitors will get a bit messy. We will be using different areas (both indoors and outdoor) and you may want to explore and may want to take part in activities attached to the workshops. These activities may cause damage to clothing or get them dirty.

We recommend wearing you don't mind getting dirty. We also advise you wear sturdy shoes.

Where do I park?

You will find space to park along the path at the playground's entrance. We ask that during event you do not drive into the playground. You will see signs and stewards to guide you other other earby parking locations.

Will lunch be provided?

Drinks and light lunch will be available for you.




Who else will be there?

Through our Better Start Bradford Learning Together events (shared learning events and knowledge cafes) we aim to provide on-going networking and informal learning opportunities for our Better Start Bradford workforce. These opportunities are open to all those working with families with under-4s or expecting babies, community leaders and families wanting to learn more. You’ll find below info on these opportunities, plus resources, research and ideas.






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