Beginner’s Guide for Parents

Minecraft is a sandbox game. This means that players can explore and manipulate the world however they want, like a child playing in a sand pit. There are no set tasks or levels to complete, so the only limit is your imagination!

Minecraft is based around blocks, similar to Lego bricks. In creative mode, players have unlimited resources to build and create. In survival mode, players need to collect resources, build shelter, find food and fight enemies to survive.

Minecraft can be played by yourself (single player) or with others (multiplayer). Joining a server is one of the best ways to play with others. There are many public servers with hundreds or thousands of players, but CHED was set up because I wanted a safe and trusted environment for my son to play with other children.

The CHED server has three different worlds for players to explore. Two of them are creative worlds where the children can build whatever they like. Players can claim their own plots of land to build on and invite friends to help. The third world is for children who want to play in survival mode.

To join the CHED Minecraft Server, you will need a laptop or desktop computer and Minecraft Java Edition. You will then need to fill out your details and set up a monthly payment of £2. We will add your Minecraft username to the server whitelist (this simply means that only players that we have added can join the server). You will then be able to connect to the server by typing in our IP address.

If you want to find out more about Minecraft in general, have a look at the MineMum website. She has some very helpful articles such as What is Minecraft all about? and Getting started with Minecraft.