My recent post about the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, coupled with feedback and comments from various Kiwi Play Safe supporters, has made me reconsider the remit of this project. I had intended to focus solely on the need to fence playgrounds aimed primarily at younger children: toddlers and preschoolers. However, I’ve grown to realise that access to safe public spaces affects a far broader group of parents and caregivers.

I’ve since edited my About page and Frequently Asked Questions page to better reflect a slightly broadened scope, and now I want to clearly acknowledge that there is a wide variety of people who would benefit from an increased number of fenced playgrounds through New Zealand. Examples include:

  • parents and caregivers of multiple young children (both parents of twins or triplets, and parents with young children at various ages);
  • in-home caregivers who typically supervise two to four young children;
  • parents of children with special needs
  • disabled parents and caregivers;
  • pregnant parents and caregivers; and
  • grandparents supervising their grandchildren (either formally or informally).

Please let me know if you think I have missed any other relevant stakeholders.

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