This course was developed by Playwork Partnerships as part
of the Free Time Consortium's 'Get Involved in Play' programme. In
July 2013 the course won the 'Enterprise In Education' Award at the
University of Gloucestershire's Enterprise Awards.
Working with children of all ages and abilities is hugely
rewarding and can lead on to many other training opportunities or
potential paid work. The play sector itself covers a wide
range of settings that support the child's right to play from
playschemes and adventure playgrounds to Out of School Clubs and
Play Rangers in parks. Play is an essential part of a healthy
childhood and understanding how adults can create spaces and
environments in which children can freely play is an important part
of a playworkers role.
This training course introduces the principles and ethos of good
quality playwork and aims to give the relevant information
that is needed to start volunteering within children's play
Volunteers are an important member of any playwork team and we
hope that this course will inspire those attending to continue
working with children.