CAPS – Children’s Access to Play in Schools

CAPS – Children’s Access to Play in Schools

Children’s Access to Play in Schools (CAPS) is a three-year project within the EU Erasmus+ program.
The aim of the CAPS project is to create time, space and support for free play in schools.
Based on the British PLAYWORK tradition, quality criteria and awards for “Playmaker-friendly schools” are being developed, as well as a training program for all school staff.

Why should schools become ” play-friendly”?
Current research shows that playing has a positive effects on physical and emotional health, well-being, learning behavior and enjoying school. Projects that encourage and support children’s self-chosen play at school bring benefits to children, schools, communities and society as a whole.

As a result of our dissemination activities, we would also like to establish an European network of “playwork professionals” whose mission is to “support all children and young people in creating spaces where they can play” (“Playwork Principles”).

Project duration

September 2017 – August 2020



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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.