PAUSE REWIND PLAY
Hi, my name is Jonny. I grew up in Wales in the 1980’s/90’s. Back then children had the kind of time, space and permission to play that can’t be taken for granted these days.
I am passionate about play and I believe it is vastly undervalued in today’s society. I want to help create rich play opportunities for children through provision and advocacy. I also want to inspire professionals to implement a child-centred approach to play.
I have worked with children across three continents, and I have two of my own. I am a qualified teacher, playworker, and playwork trainer and assessor. I am also currently undertaking PhD research into children’s play opportunities in communities in Western Australia (WA).
Although based in WA, most services can be provided online.
LOOSE PARTS INCURSIONS
With an abundance of flexible, adaptable resources the possibilities are endless. Children have fun using their imagination and creativity with loose parts.
LOOSE PARTS ACTIVATIONS
Enriching play environments
Introduce loose parts with confidence at your school/education setting, or enhance a community space. Long-term and short-term options available.
Play, Risk and Resilience
Working with Uncertainty: a risk-benefit approach
Loose Parts: scrounging, storing & supervising
Enriching the Physical Play Environment
The Human Play Environment: saying yes more often than not
ASSESSMENT AND RATING PREPARATION
Child-centred Play: Quality Assurance
This unique initiative is linked to the National Quality Standard (NQS) for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care (OSHC). It encourages the development of organisational cultures that are child-centred and rights-based. Throughout the process, a wealth of evidence will be collated and analysed in preparation for assessment and rating.
POLICY ADVICE AND DEVELOPMENT
A Comprehensive Approach
Need help writing a play related policy or strategy? I can facilitate collaborative workshops which help identify the key features of the document. Or if preferred I can consult with stakeholders and produce the writing myself.
Sarah Welsford, Teacher at Cottesloe Primary School.
Yesterday, we completed a “Magnificent Memories” activity, where the students in my class had to write parts of our year that they have loved the most. About 80% of the class wrote the “Loose Parts incursion” as their favourite school event for the year, which was so lovely to hear.