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Play is our passion! We engage everyone we work with through this passion on a daily basis, through workshops, professional development and training and thus create a dedicated team of practitioners, children, schools and parents for a lifetime of play based opportunity. We feel this is a unique quality that should be celebrated to inspire others to do the same.

Mini Explorers Play School - Ibstock

Mini Explorers is a wonderful setting based in the heart of the National Forest. They are extremely passionate about play and in particular outdoor play and love nothing more that getting really dirty in all weathers.  Their passion and enthusiasm for play is utterly inspiring and they could literally talk for hours about how much it means to their children. Play is not just a set of activities for Mini explorers but a fundamental pedagogy that underpins every aspect of every day working with children. They have attended several training courses from Inspired Children and are totally committed to educating, encouraging and supporting parents to play more. Two of their staff including co-owner Donna Edwards, have attended a 5 week intensive Play Champions course with Inspired Children and they hosted an Inspired Children parent session as part of this process.  This relatively new venture gets it so completely right that they are a very well deserving addition to the Play Champions Hall of Fame!

“Our setting is a 'Play' school, this means that every aspect of play is valued and integrated into the ethos and values of our setting. We base all our activities around play based opportunities to broaden and deepen children's knowledge, to inspire and encourage and mainly to develop well balanced, happy individuals who are naturally inquisitive. For us Play is not just an option it is a pedagogy. Its our approach to delivering an Early Years curriculum, setting the foundations for future learning and achievement.”