Let's Play FAQs
Is there a cost for my child(ren) to attend?
There is no cost to any peek activities. However, we always welcome donations.
My child is 6 years old, can they attend the sessions?
Yes, Our play sessions are aimed at children 5 – 13 years of age.
What does ‘child-led’ mean?
At PEEK, we believe that children are the experts in play. Our ‘Play Rangers’ act as a play champion for your child(ren) by encouraging them to try new things like tree-climbing, bug-hunting or tennis etc. The Play Rangers also help children use their imagination and creativity whilst they play as well as help them to develop their social skills and make friends with others in their community.
What does ‘Open Access’ mean?
Open Access means that children are free to come and go as they please during our play sessions. The PEEK staff are not childcare providers. However, if a child was hurt or upset, our staff will offer the amount of care as appropriate such as first-aid. All children and young people are encouraged to stay the whole session to get the maximum amount of benefit. Therefore, it is extremely important that as a parent/guardian you complete and return the Contact Form so that PEEK staff can contact you if any issue arises.
How can I find out where and when the sessions are on?
PEEK use a number of ways to let you know what’s happening in your community.
Look out for flyers/posters in your community, particularly in your child(ren)’s school or you can check out our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/thepeekproject or our website www.peekproject.org.uk or you can always call our office on 0141 554 3068.
OK, all sounds good so far…but what if it’s raining?
Playing in the rain is fun! There’s so much we can do…jump in puddles, make rafts, make rain tunnels or build dens. The list is endless! Though to do all of this fun stuff, your child needs to be dressed in appropriate clothing such as wellies and waterproof jacket. If you don’t have any of waterproof clothing – our Play Rangers can bring them along to the session for your child(ren) to borrow. PEEK Play Rangers play outdoors all year round, in all weathers. However, sometimes a session might be cancelled or end early due to adverse weather. Therefore, completing contact forms is really important for us to let you know!
What will PEEK Play Rangers bring with them?
• Refreshments when possible
• Loose parts & equipment to promote water play
• Sun Screen (though parent/guardian permission must be granted before this can be used)
• Flasks of hot chocolate, warm milk or juice
• Scarves, hats, gloves and wellies to borrow
• Torches or headlights in the darker months
• Bottled water
Good to know…
All PEEK team members including volunteers are fully PVG checked and are suitable to work with children.
All PEEK team members including volunteers have went through an induction programme with the organisation and have been on formal training suited to their role.