If you are parents in London, you cannot escape the playdate phenomenon. But what is it all about? A playdate is an arranged appointment for children to get together for a few hours to play. Playdates can incorporate trips to the museum, park or playground.
Playdates have become more and more common in the UK. The aim is to give the opportunity for children to share quality time by playing and forming friendships with other children of the same age within small groups. The intention of a playdate is to give children time to interact freely in a less formal environment than other planned activities might provide. Playdates are different from organized activities or scheduled sports, because they are not usually structured.
For busy parents, nannies have an important part to play in helping to socialize the youngsters, they organize playdates with other nannies, they can plan activities for the children and care for them during the playdate.