developing playwork practice
The practice of playwork originated in adventure playgrounds, created in the middle of the twentieth century to provide children’s spaces within urban environments. Today playwork is a nationally-recognised qualification in the UK for people working with children in any setting, from schools to prisons and playschemes. Playwork practice is also used in diverse settings around the world such as earthquake disaster zones in Japan, schools in Australia, playschemes in Romania and in homes in China.
Common Threads has been developing playwork practice through training, publications and consultancy for over twenty years. You can find more details of our current projects by using the buttons at the top of this page, or please contact us using the form opposite to let us know how we can help to develop playwork practice in your area.