Playwork union conference to include talk on Playwork Foundation

A one day conference in Eastbourne on 19 November, hosted by Community, Youth and Play Workers in Unite  will feature a discussion about the emerging Playwork Foundation led  by Adrian Voce of the new body's steering group, under the heading 'Do we need a professional identity and if so how do we develop it?'. Under the theme … Continue reading Playwork union conference to include talk on Playwork Foundation

Thousands of children expected for Playday 2016

Tomorrow, 3 August, tens of thousands of children and young people from across the United Kingdom will be out playing, celebrating Playday – the national day for play, when hundreds of local and regional play events are taking place to promote the importance of children’s right to play. This year’s Playday theme, ‘Play Matters…’ celebrates … Continue reading Thousands of children expected for Playday 2016

Steering group plans take shape

The steering group for the new Playwork Foundation has met for a two-day residential workshop to develop its plans and resolve outstanding administrative issues associated with the organisation's imminent launch. The meeting, on 5-6 July, made substantial progress towards establishing the body as a new charitable organisation, and on its first programme of work. The steering group also … Continue reading Steering group plans take shape

Adventure playground to open in the heart of New York City

An adventure playground will open in the heart of New York City this May. play:ground, a local voluntary organisation will open a 5,000 square foot play space on Governors Island where children can imagine a world of their own making and experience self-directed play. Modelled after the original junk playgrounds, the adventure playground will let children shape … Continue reading Adventure playground to open in the heart of New York City

‘For playwork, playworkers and play’.

Steering group announces new vehicle for playwork will soon be open for business. The steering group formed to develop plans for a new representative vehicle for playwork has agreed a name and a legal structure for the new body: The Playwork Foundation, and is applying for it to be registered as a new charity. The proposed objects, part … Continue reading ‘For playwork, playworkers and play’.