- Barnet play
Barnet Play and IPOP merged in April 2012 to from Fair Play Barnet. Many of the staff continue to work with the new organisation. You can contact any member of staff by using the details below.
Kevin Stinton – email@example.com
I am part of the quality improvement team at Barnet Play and one of the people you are likely to see out working with playworkers in the Borough. For the last 12 years I have been working in the sector as a playworker, after school club manager, local authority advisor and quality development mentor. I have a real passion for improving outcomes for children and see my role as supporting playworkers to offer the highest quality playful experiences to the children in their care.
Sara Keeping – firstname.lastname@example.org
I am one of the quality improvement mentors for Barnet Play. I have a background of working in a number of play and youth settings in Haringey, Camden and Islington – from adventure play to after school clubs in schools and dedicated play settings.
Penny Sparrow - email@example.com
I have been involved in play in Barnet for over 20 years. I ran the Danegrove breakfast, after school and holiday club for over 19 years and have supported many clubs to achieve the Quality in Play award and staff to gain their NVQ Playwork qualifications. Recently I have been busy running Playwork workshops, assessing and verifying the new QCF awards at Herts Regional College and at an assessment centre near Eastbourne.
Henry Purkis – Senior Play Ranger firstname.lastname@example.org
I am delighted to be working for an organisation which recognises and advocates the importance of children’s play opportunities, alongside people who share my enthusiasm for quality play provision. I have been a Playworker for eight years, working in a variety of settings – inclusive adventure playgrounds, after school clubs and mobile play provision overseas, as well as working with vulnerable families for a national children’s charity.
I am a youth play ranger at Fair Play Barnet. Six years ago during my summer breaks I was offered a job as a summer play ranger and my true play work was able to kick in and be let loose! For 3 years every summer I was back for more, then I was lucky enough to be offered a full time place thanks to National Lottery funding. There is a huge lack of play and play provision on most estates, by bringing the van to places where children already play, we help to solve this problem.