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  • 9 Oct
    JOSS Birthday Party!!!

    There will be a BIG 25th BIRTHDAY PARTY for JOSS children on Saturday 3 November. To celebrate this marvellous milestone the JOSS staff have organised a disco for Saturday 3rd November to which all current JOSS kids are invited to attend. To book your place at this fun event choose either 11am-12noon or 12.15-1.15pm and … Continue reading JOSS Birthday Party!!!

  • 8 Oct
    Big Breakfast 2018!

    JOSS raised £600 for STV Children’s Appeal.  On Friday 5th October staff and parents organised an amazing Big Breakfast to raise funds for STV’s Children’s Appeal. Huge thanks to the staff members who arrived at 6.30 to get everything set up for the arrival of the STV crew including Ross King of Good Morning Britain … Continue reading Big Breakfast 2018!

  • 7 Oct
    Family Ceilidh on Saturday 16th February

    We are delighted to announce that we have a new date for our Family Ceilidh which had to be postponed due to a clash of events. The new date is Saturday 16th February 2019 so put that in your diaries now!!!

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It’s all about Play

camera photos to get sorted 619Play is at the heart of all that we do at JOSS.
The entire team is trained in Playwork.

Have you ever thought about what that means?

All our work is embedded in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which you can download here from the pages of the website of Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.

It is a world wide accepted charter of the rights of all children. Every country in the world has adopted it except USA and Somalia.

Each article is important but for now let’s focus on Article 31- the Right to Play – which is beautifully explained here in these resources on the Play Scotland website.
If you prefer to see play in action then look no further than here. This is a delightful film which captures the essence of what play is all about.

Come back to this page over the next few months and learn more about the Play Principles and the Play Types and how we apply these in our everyday work with the children and young people.