What is playwork?
Playwork is a skilled profession that informs playworkers about
their role when working with children and young people in their
play and leisure time. Playwork adheres to the Playwork Principles
that are the underpinning ethos of the way that we respond to
children and their play. The Playwork Principles define what freely
chosen play is and its importance to the overall healthy
development of individuals and they guide our responses to children
playing, our level of intervention, our positive attitudes to risk
taking and the importance of reflective practice.
Playwork involves considerations towards the spaces we create
for children to play in, the resources within those spaces and
advocates for children to play in their own way for their own