If play is so intuitive, and children are so good at it already, why bother with training?
Playwork is a rich and thorough field which offers specific theories and practices to support individuals and teams improve and maintain the integrity of their play support. Without quality training at play worker courses, staff struggle to work with specific children or issues and the whole project drifts towards adult agendas. Best adventure play practice is complex, rigorous, and evolving. It cannot be done alone.
We provide a range of services to help professional groups, community organisations and public institutions improve the opportunities they provide for play. These include professional development workshops as well as consultations on site or project design and long-term coaching. See below for a sample quote from one of our many happy project partners!
Playful Schools: Online
This course has been designed for those who want to inspire more play in schools. We will walk you through loose parts and basic play theory.
Playworker Development Course
The Playworker Development Course brings together people from all over the world, giving them the tools, tasks and mentorship they need to become effective and confident playworkers.
The Playworker Development Course was life changing for me. After completing this course, I have a better understanding of what play really is, why play is important, and what I can do to advocate for play. Understanding play has helped me to view children as capable and competent people. The course has connected me to a network of support and encouragement that I haven’t been able to find elsewhere.
Chelsey Bahe, USA