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About Us
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The Establishment of
PlayScope
In Chinese, 「萬象」(eclectic) describes the involvement of a wide variety of contents, objects, phenomenons, and scenes in the world. We are named 「遊戲萬象館」(PlayScope) because we would like every parent and visitor here to see the interesting and meaningful phenomenon of children playing freely in the PlayScope world; to explore and think about the true essence of playing; to feel the happiness of playing.
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In English, “ ” can be linked with the word “kaleidoscope” - representing vivid colors; the word “telescope” - representing distant sight; the word “microscope” - representing a detailed view. As such, “PlayScope” allows everyone to see a colorful, more distant, more detailed, and more lively play world.
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Besides, the colorful hand-painted spiral pattern of our badge signifies children’s painting, leading us to enter the world of children’s play “from the outside in”. On the other hand, the expansion “from the inside out”, represents our ever-developing knowledge and horizons of children’s play! While the word “Play” in black represents our serious attitude toward play, the colorful word “Scope”, represents the colorful, dynamic, and lively elements of play.
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Our Mission
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Create joyful childhood
through play
Bring play opportunities
to children who
face play poverty
Change parents' values
toward children's play
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Our Journey
1997

Establishment of Play Resource Center in Kwai Hing, promoting the value of home play to the community

1997

Establishment of Play Resource Center in Kwai Hing, promoting the value of home play to the community

2003

The Play Resource Center was moved to Tai Po and then Fanling in 2006

2003

The Play Resource Center was moved to Tai Po and then Fanling in 2006

2008

Establishment of PlayScope, named “HSBC PlayScope”. We organize a larger-scale service center,
allowing more children to enjoy high-quality play.

2008

Establishment of PlayScope, named “HSBC PlayScope”. We organize a larger-scale service center, allowing more children to enjoy high-quality play.

2012

Start operating in a social enterprise model.

2012

Start operating in a social enterprise model.

2014

Expansion of PlayScope,
opening the entire place for operation.

2014

Expansion of PlayScope, opening the entire place for operation.

2017

Development of electronic booking system,
allowing an easier way to arrange play schedules.

2017

Development of electronic booking system, allowing an easier way to arrange play schedules.

2019

Launching of the「one child, one vote」activity,
allowing children to vote for the
theme they want to play.

2019

Launching of the「one child, one vote」activity, allowing children to vote for the theme they want to play.

2020

Introducing 「Indoor Free Play Workshop」, allowing Playworkers
to have a new understanding of Free Play through hands-on experience. 

Enhancement of facilities: Wooden Workshop > Playful Classroom
(Provides training and demonstration of play space to educational
groups and social welfare organizations)

2020

Introducing 「Indoor Free Play Workshop」,
allowing Playworkers to have a new understanding of
Free Play through hands-on experience. 
Enhancement of facilities: Wooden Workshop > Playful Classroom (Provides training and demonstration of play space to educational groups and social welfare organizations)

2021

Provides play demonstration flat to different families, inspires parents with more play ideas

2021

Provides play demonstration flat to different families, inspires parents with more play ideas

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Our Team
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Play Work
Site Safety
Toy Safety
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Playworkers
Upon arriving at PlayScope, you must have seen our friendly
staff wearing orange uniforms! They are not security guards
nor merely play companions. They a ll have a special identity
- Playworkers! Playworkers are responsible for:
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Playing Professionally
All Plascope’s Playworkers are holders of a Playwork
certificate. Playwork is a profession about children's play.
In the UK, there is already a fully developed professional
qualification pathway related to Playwork.
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Playing in variety
By applying Playwork theories, we are able to observe
children’s play needs. So by adding or removing paly
materials, or by applying Environmental Modification,
we assist children to play in various ways.
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Playing safely
Since children play in numerous ways, we carry out Risk and
Benefit Assessments frequently to strike a balance between
satisfying children’s adventurous instincts and letting them
play safely.
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Playing with enjoyment
The basis of Playwork is to step into children’s shoes and
respect their choices and decisions when playing. We are
more than happy to see them making messes and shouting
in excitement because this is what enjoyment looks like!