Community Arts Network

CAN provides inclusive play based childcare, training in inclusion and Playwork.

Community Arts Network (CAN) promotes play and the arts to children, with a programme that develops and encourages their creative talents and imaginations.

Community Arts Network runs a variety of schemes aimed at children and young people:

  • Arts Play inclusive holiday scheme, open every school holiday from 8.30am - 6.00pm based in Bideford and Barnstaple.
  • CAN Play After school clubs at Orchard Vale and Bluecoats schools in Barnstaple and Pynes School in Bideford, provides a collection service from St Mary's, East the Water and Westcroft schools.
  • CAN SAY youth group for young people with disabilities and additional needs. The club meets fortnightly on a Saturday between the hours of 2.00pm - 5.00pm at Pynes School.
  • ICAN Short break scheme, providing one to one support workers to allow children and young people the opportunity to access the leisure activities of their choice or to offer a short break for families.

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