Second edition of ‘Reflective Playwork’ published

Bloomsbury has published the second edition of the popular Reflective Playwork, by Ali Wood and Jacky Kilvington. The authors say that the extensive new content means the book is now aimed at anyone – parent or professional – who wants to better understand play from a child’s perspective, and how to support it using the … Continue reading Second edition of ‘Reflective Playwork’ published

Fraser Brown’s ‘unique characteristics of playwork’ – a response from Gordon Sturrock

Gordon Sturrock here responds to Professor Fraser Brown’s paper, ‘What is unique about playwork?’, which was based on the latter’s presentation to the launch of the Playwork Foundation in November 2017. These unique characteristics for our work require some considerable evaluation. For the sake of brevity, I'll take the final proposition and use it as … Continue reading Fraser Brown’s ‘unique characteristics of playwork’ – a response from Gordon Sturrock

Playwork apprenticeship group surveys employers for evidence of demand

The Playwork Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group has issued a survey to assess the demand for the new qualifications it is developing. The group has put out a statement asking employers to respond, which we publish here in full. ATTENTION PLAYWORK EMPLOYERS We Need Your Help in developing the Playwork Apprenticeship Standards The purpose of a Trailblazer Group … Continue reading Playwork apprenticeship group surveys employers for evidence of demand

Hughes and Sturrock announce Play Ed 2018 

The playwork pioneers Bob Hughes and Gordon Sturrock have invited applications for a new Play Ed event on 2-3 May 2018, at the University Centre in Cambridge. We publish their announcement here Play Ed 2018 2nd and 3rd May 2018 Where are we now? Is playwork passing into myth? Dear Colleague, If, like us, you are … Continue reading Hughes and Sturrock announce Play Ed 2018