Newark & Sherwood Play Support Group are able to offer advice on where you can access further information regarding training, please call or email Jill for further information. Click on your chosen workshop for further details.



Creative Workshops

We have several artists available to us as well as our own resource worker who can come out to your setting. if you don't have a setting don't worry we can also sort that out too, we have access to various venues where we can arrange a 2hour creative session for adults or children!

We have various crafts such as Encaustic wax, Glass painting, Cold enamelling or Badgemaker, Card making, Enviromental, Willow, silk or just Art. If you have any ideas they are welcome too.

We sometimes have funding for these activities but not always, our fees are very reasonable and we can provide all the resources needed.


Mobile Support Unit (MSU) is another service we get funding for and can provide. Angela our Playscheme Coordinator along with a team of playworkers including a Sports Coach, can provide various activities large and small to your setting during school holidays. This enables the regular staff to have a short break but mainly offers diversity to your setting that all children can enjoy and appreciate. This Easter period we visited Ollerton Holiday Club, Starting Blocks at King Edwin Primary School Edwinstowe Out of School Club, Southwell Out of School Club and also North Muskham Out of School Club.The Mobile Support Unit also supports local communities to develop their own play schemes. The project has kick started many play schemes that have continued to run year after year, we can help with the running and staffing of your play scheme. If you're interested in the MSU visiting please contact us, via telephone or email .


Early Years Partnership Department for Childcare offer a large selection of courses open to people that work with children and different settings that are receiving government funding.

Did you know that Nottinghamshire Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (EYDCP) has a booklet outlining its Training and Development Opportunities Programme (TADO). It includes training for childcare and early education workers in nurseries and pre-schools, playworkers and Childminders, Foundation Stage practitioners and SENCOs.
Playwork training includes Take 5 for Play. NVQ3 and much more.
We have a copy at NSPSG if you would like to view it when you visit us,
or contact the Early Years Team at :-

Early Years and Childcare Team
9 Musters Rd
West Bridgford

Tel No..0115-9821568






Play in the Park

We have some funding to bring some Play in the Park sessions out to your community.

If you are interested in us coming to a green community near you then why not give us a ring?

We will bring qualified and police checked playworkers along with some activities, al you need to do is turn up with your child/children and enjoy 2hours of free play activities. We're able to bring Stomp rockets, a craft or games such as, Connect 4 or we can hunt for mini beasts using our new kit!

if you are be interested please give us a call. Half terms, school holidays and saturdays are best for us.



Playday is the annual celebration of children’s right to play - a national campaign.

On Playday and throughout the summer, thousands of children, young people and communities will get out and play at hundreds of locally organised events across the UK.

We promote the benefits of allowing children to manage their own risks whilst playing and countering the much talked about 'cotton wool' culture.

Key messages to think about are:

The 2009 campaign title is expected to be announced very soon.

Whether this will be your first Playday or your 21st, what better way to celebrate than by giving children and young people the chance to play at your very own Playday event?


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