Joining the Playwork Foundation


Become a Playwork Foundation member and join us in promoting playwork for the benefit of children everywhere.
Members will receive newsletters, invitations to meetings and discounts on future events – as well as becoming part of a growing support network of playwork practitioners, scholars and advocates.

The Playwork Foundation has been established to be a vehicle for the playwork community, which includes:

  • playworkers (paid and voluntary) and playwork…
    • students
    • trainers
    • managers
    • lecturers
    • researchers
    • writers
    • advocates
    • supporters

We aim to promote playwork to policymakers, parents, the media and the world at large, in order that over time increasing numbers of children may benefit from the playwork approach. We also aim to develop in ways that support the playwork community, working with partners and allies to strengthen our network.

We can only do this if playwork people join us.

Membership is now open to individuals and organisations who recognise and subscribe to the playwork principles and support our broad aims,

Note: The Playwork Foundation a registered charity, governed by a board of trustees with an associate membership. Becoming a member does not imply governance responsibility or liability for the charity.

Membership Options

Members will receive newsletters, invitations to meetings, access to member-only parts of the website and will be entitled to discounted fees for paying events. There are four options for membership:

Founder*                          £40 for 10 years

*Offer extended until 31 July 2018!

Ordinary                          £10 a year
Student or unwaged     £5 a year
Organisation**               £25 a year

**If selecting this option, please complete the contact form below for up to three individuals (i.e. up to 3 separate times) naming the same organisation each time.

Join here!

If you support our broad aims and principles and want to join us in promoting playwork and supporting the playwork community, please become a member by completing each of the following two steps.

STEP ONE – Name and contact details

Please enter your full name, email address and the membership type you require.



STEP TWO – Now Select your membership option using one of the 4 buttons below.


1. Founder membership – special limited offer

Members joining before 1 January 2018 are entitled to founder membership at the special rate of £40 for 10 years.




2. Ordinary membership.

One year’s membership for an individual.




3. Student or unwaged membership

One year’s membership for a playwork student or unwaged playworker




4. Organisation membership

Employers may enrol for up to three named individuals at the discounted rate of £25 per year


Thank you!