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Holistic Care Scotland is a new care at home provider n the Aberdeen/shire area we are registered with the car Inspectorate to provide care at home for Children with complex care needs, learning, physical disabilities

Please see our website for all the services we provide.

www.holisticcarescotland.com

We are also on Aberdeen City Council SDS Portal
Aberdeen City and Shire ASN School Inclusion Survey
It has been five years since Aberdeen City Council published their Inclusion Review and a lot of changes have taken place since then. AAOCA are carrying out a survey to establish how well children with ASN are being supported in school, in both the city and shire. It should only take a few minutes to complete. Please encourage everyone you know with a child with ASN to fill it in too! (GDPR Compliant)
Hiya will their be events running in the Easter break thanks
I had great time at union terrace gardens it was wonderful😊😍😜
Zippos Circus is at Thainstone Centre Inverurie from Tuesday 4 July to Sunday 9 July. Yes, next week! We've got an Animal Open House on Wednesday 5 July at 11am (arrive by 10.45am) where guests can see our animals (horses and budgies) and find out how circus performers and animals work together.
It's completely free to attend, just email [email protected] (put INVERURIE in the subject line) or ask at the circus Ticket Office from 3 July. We're happy for groups to come! More info: http://buff.ly/2rUiKI9
We can also offer your followers up to 30% off show tickets with code ZIP30: zippos.co.uk
PLEASE SHARE! Don't forget our next Gardening4Kids classes are on Saturday 24th June. For pre-schoolers 11am-12noon Ben Reid Garden Centre and for primary schoolers 2-3pm Aberdeen Science Centre. The theme is flowers and fruit. Don't forget to book through our website!

Promoting the child's right to play Aberdeen Play Forum is an independent charity registered in Scotland and a voluntary organisation supported by Aberdeen City Council.

The Aberdeen Play Forum is Aberdeen's strategic voice for play. Its role is to increase play opportunities in Aberdeen - working with organisations in Aberdeen City - public, private, business, charity, volunteer and community, to raise awareness about the importance of play.

Operating as usual

14/08/2021

Many congratulations from the Play Development Team!
Why don’t you check out the fantastic work this amazing organisation does for families and children! 🤩

What a way for us to end an incredible day of celebrating our Ninjas who make We Too! happen and coming towards the end of our Summer Sessions.

To celebrate our Queens Award for Voluntary Service - our OBE and the youngest organisation to have received it, Aberdeen City Council have lit up Marischal College green! It’s very sensory! 😎

One little boy seems quite overwhelmed with the impact he’s made for his community. ❤️

#WeTooAberdeen #RelaxedSessions #SmallCharityBigImpact #NinjasAssemble #QAVS #CelebrateVolunteers #LightUpGreen #Grateful

10/08/2021

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The star of our under 5’s play is always “Whale”!! We love how he has captured lots of imaginative play and enquiring questions!

Much loved by one wee participant in particular ….. 🤩

Whale is on the receiving end of being transported on amazing adventures ….. cuddled……. put in our wee car ……. wrapped up in all sorts of things……. resting in cardboard boxes and of course being washed!

Here is a wee video of Whale’s spa treatment before he goes for a restful few weeks until he returns to play! 🐋

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 10/08/2021

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Hazlehead Park was a fantastic place to hold our final “Summer of Play” loose parts play session! So much water play, great construction and creativity!

We hope to see you all again very soon…… watch this space for an announcement about our next play sessions! 🤩

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 06/08/2021

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The first Wednesday in August is National Play Day! Usually we host a huge park event, you may remember Hazlehead Park 2019? Upwards of 2,000 people came along for family fun! 🤩

This year we could not hold our biggest event of the year yet again, but we did have a very enjoyable and sunny fun play session at Deer Road play park in Woodside 😃

Big shout out to the council workers who cut the grass and litter pick….. we bumped into Douglas and Ian! ⭐️⭐️

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

[08/06/21]   📣⛈💨 ❌
This is an urgent message regarding the play session this morning from 10am-12.30pm at Seaton Backies.

Due to the weather warning of very high wind gusts (also heavy rain), we sadly have to cancel play for our “Wee Wanderers” today for safety reasons.

We hope to arrange another session in Seaton as soon as possible.

We will also contact all parents/carers who have booked via the council Summer of Play online booking service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to you today and hope you understand that safety comes first for everyone.
📣⛈💨❌

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 05/08/2021

Our Monday under 5’s garden play session in Sunnybank, we again welcomed Ann from NHS Childsmile. A great opportunity for some toothbrushing advice for the parents and carers of our “Wee Adventurers” ….. still plenty of time for playing too!
We said farewell for now to our sessional Play Ranger Aiden who was a great help this summer, the children loved him! 🌻

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 05/08/2021

🌳 A wonderful under 5’s play session at the Eric Hendrie play park in Mastrick last Friday, where our Play Rangers met a lovely resident who cuts the grass near his home, so children can play!…… a real community champion! 🌟
A big thank you too to one of our former colleagues Christina, who became a Play Ranger again to cover staff annual leave……we know you loved being back playing! 😍

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

05/08/2021

A nice wee parkour walk through from Movement Evolution in Banchory …… we often see our resources used for parkour, especially in schools! 😃
Fantastic outdoor exercise with the risk taking thrill that kids love!

Aberdeen Play Forum love what you are doing! 🤩

https://www.facebook.com/MovementEvolutionScotland/videos/276405787576846/

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 29/07/2021

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We were delighted to welcome back the lovely ladies from NHS Childsmile, great to re-start our partnership working again. Through our play sessions, valuable family contact can be made with toothpaste & brushes gratefully received 😁

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 28/07/2021

🌟 Duthie Park you did us proud! What a fantastic sunny afternoon of play at the old bowling green!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 28/07/2021

😃 Friday 23rd July saw another super play session held in our garden at Primrosehill, Sunnybank!
Lots of opportunities for our littlest ones to run around, explore and meet new friends!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

[07/28/21]   📣⛈⚡️
This is an urgent message regarding the play session this morning from 10am-12.30pm at Inchbrae Drive Play Park in Garthdee.

Due to the weather warning of thunderstorms and heavy rain, we sadly have to cancel play for today.

We hope to arrange another session at this park as soon as possible.

We will also contact all parents/carers who have booked via the council Summer of Play online booking service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to you today and hope you understand that safety comes first for everyone.
📣⛈⚡️

27/07/2021

Some more information …..
looks great! We see lots of play fights with our pool noodles…… also construction of parkour obstacle courses with our loose parts play kit! All heathy stuff! 🤩

27/07/2021

Some exciting play opportunities in Aberdeenshire!

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 26/07/2021

☀️ We love popping up at the Alan Douglas play park in Northfield! Some great loose parts play on another fine sunny morning! We had a cute visitor exploring too! 🐈

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 24/07/2021

😃 Newton Road play park in Middlefield is a lovely safe space for wee ones….. what a great session here on Monday! Our animals were excited to be exploring somewhere new!
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#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 24/07/2021

☀️ One of our very popular Primrosehill House garden sessions for under 5’s! Our sessional Play Ranger Aiden loved his first play time here!
It was the hottest day so far, so cue the paddling pool 💦

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 24/07/2021

😃 We love popping up at Cornhill play park! This was our Wednesday 14th July play session….. so much fun!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers

24/07/2021

😃 It’s fun to make your own ball run!
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#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 24/07/2021

😃 Our Monday 12th July play session at Queen’s Links park near the beach…… wonderful play spaces here for all ages!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

23/07/2021

Tummy Time with your baby is fun but also very important for physical development 👶

THIS IS WHY WE NEED TUMMY TIME FOR OUR KIDS!

"Babies NEED tummy time! At 11 months old, this little cutie should have a nicely rounded head, developed S curves in his neck and low back, and flexible legs that move in and out of various sitting positions. But, largely due to lack of time on his tummy and OVERUSE of "baby containers" such as bouncy seats, swings, and car seat carriers that go from car to grocery store to restaurant, he has positional plagiocephaly (flat skull) a big ol' C curve in his spine preventing him from getting on hands and knees to crawl, and hips and legs so tight he can't even straighten his knees! And these are only the outwardly visible problems...too much pressure on baby's spine and vision centers of the brain from lying on their backs are detrimental to development! So....tummy time, tummy time, tummy time! Do it!"

Movement Evolution Scotland 20/07/2021

Movement Evolution Scotland

We noticed that some of our loose parts play kit is being used by children for parkour obstacle courses….. so this may be of interest 😃

Kids doing your head in jumping off the back of the sofa? Using pillows for crash mats? Maybe it's time for them to try Parkour.

Parkour is the physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body, principally through running, jumping, climbing and swinging.

We have Parkour sessions running in Banchory and Aboyne this week with our qualified Coaches.

Thursday 22nd July - Banchory

Tough Monkees Parkour Camp for Adventurers (P1-P4)
9am-12pm

Tough Monkees Parkour Camp for Explorers (P4-P7)
9am-12pm

Introduction to Parkour for Adventurers (P1-P4)
12.45pm -1.45pm

Improvers Parkour for Explorers (P4-P7) & Trail Blazers (P7+) **
2pm-3.30pm

Saturday 24th July - Aboyne

Introduction to Parkour for Adventurers (P1-P4)
10am-11am

Introduction to Parkour for Explorers (P4-P7)
11.15am-12.45pm

Introduction to Parkour for Trail Blazers (P7+)
1.30pm-3pm

To book any of the sessions above visit www.movementevolution.org

** Improvers Parkour is for individuals who have completed Movement Evolution Scotland Level 1 and Level 2 Parkour Skills, if you're not sure drop us a message and we can help.

Movement Evolution Scotland

Summer of play | Aberdeen City Council 10/07/2021

Summer of play | Aberdeen City Council

🌼 Well it is the final week of our play sessions, we can’t believe it! Booking for any remaining spaces is via the council “Summer of Play”booking link below ⬇️ 🌞

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The contact telephone numbers for on the day of play sessions you have booked -
Play Ranger: 07854 958103
Office: 07772226588
☎️

🌼“Happy Playing” 🌸

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/summer-play

Summer of play | Aberdeen City Council Please note, this form is anonymous, we can't reply directly to your feedback. If you would like to report an issue, make a complaint or suggestion, please Contact Us.

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 10/07/2021

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The children all loved our Saturday Family Play session today at Seaton Park! Big shout out to all the Dads we don’t usually see during the week! #givingmumaweebreak 😃

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

10/07/2021

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Sunnybank Slumbers!
Nothing better than a fresh air nap!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clara

10/07/2021

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See-Saw time! Great balancing!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clara

10/07/2021

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Look at this waterfall….. such wonderful creations!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clara

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 10/07/2021

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What a super play session for the wee ones today at Sunnybank Play Park! Free Range Kids Yay!
🌳🐝

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clara

[07/08/21]   📣 ❗️📣❗️📣❗️📣❗️

Urgent Message regarding our Sunnybank Park Play Session tomorrow -

Could you please get in touch with us via messenger if you are booked in for this session or received a phone call cancelling your booking. This session is still going ahead 😊

Many thanks

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 07/07/2021

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A fantastic obstacle course……. When the last plank fell off, look at how this clever girl problem solved!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

07/07/2021

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We had a young scientist playing with us today! His Dad thinks he will be a big scientist when he is older!

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 07/07/2021

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What an amazing morning of play in Torry, at Balnagask play park! The ☀️ was shining on us! Lots of open spaces for running around with our colourful parachute!
❤️💛💙💚

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

05/07/2021

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Fun for the “animal friends” on the roundabout! What a caring wee girl, making sure we all have a nice time! 🌟

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay

Photos from Aberdeen Play Forum's post 05/07/2021

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It may be misty and drizzly today but the children still had so much fun at our Mastrick play park session!
It has made our hearts shine! 🤩 🌞

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

03/07/2021

Look at our AMAZING hula hooper!

WOW!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#SummerofPlay
#Abdnsummerofplay
#GetIntoSummer
#moreplayplease
#aberlourcct
#playeveryday
#PlayRangers
@OutdoorPlay
@Thrive_Outdoors
@InspiringSland
@Haughey_Clare

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