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Meet the team

Carol Richards – Children & Families Services Manager

Kady Wenborn – Play Leader

Sharon Bishop – Play Assistant

Rachel Partlett – Chairperson

Amie Prior – Secretary

Hilary Miles – Trustee

Tara Collier – Trustee

Craig Logan – Trustee

Dwayne John – Trustee

Jacob Brain – Trustee

Mission Statement

“The Dovecote Voluntary Parent committee will operate on the basis of a presumption in favour of meeting the needs of all children and young people within our provision. Where this is judged not possible, or desirable, full reasons will need to be given. We will work towards ensuring accessibility for a wider range of children, young people and families.”

This statement encompasses the need to continue to seek to provide new and challenging opportunities to encourage, engage in, and stimulate social change.

Why play matters?

Play is a critical way children come to understand themselves and the world around them.  

Play is a vital component of a child’s life.  

A child’s capacity for positive development will be inhibited or constrained if denied access to a range of stimulating play opportunities.  

Through play children explore their physical and social environment, ideas and concepts, and learn how to deal with situations that trouble or frighten them.  

Through play children learn what cannot be explicitly taught. 

Play is to be ranked outside education in terms of its fundamental role in enabling children to engage positively with the complexities of the world around them.

A Child’s Right to Play:

A child’s right to participate in play and informal recreation is enshrined in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and was ratified by the UK in 1991. Under the convention our government has a duty to protect and promote play opportunities for all children and young people.