Playworkers appreciate the importance of letting the children follow their own ideas, instincts and interests, without a given agenda or reason; allowing the children to freely choose how they would like to play.
Playworkers are trained to facilitate and support the children’s play processes. Reflecting on Play Policy, training and educational value of play.
Playworkers become advocates for play, knowing the process of play comes before everything else.
Playworkers learn that their role is to create a space, which will support all children in their chosen play.
Playworker’s knowledge of the play processes and reflective practice inform the responses and interactions to children.
Training makes the Playworker aware of their impact on the play space and the children’s play on them.
Playworkers become skilled in extending children’s play by adopting an intervention style while balancing risk against developmental benefit and well being.