Common Threads

Common Threads is a world-wide community of around 11,000 playwork practitioners, trainers, development and support workers, authors, academics and theorists which exists to promote playwork theory and practice. Common Threads has never been profit-oriented – we operate as a social enterprise (‘not for profit’). Any profits we make go back into developing new resources to develop playwork practice. Over the last 20 years we have:

  • Trained, employed and supported 80 playwork trainers to deliver our 101 different training courses.
  • Developed 30 new resources to develop playwork practice, supporting new authors to the tune of nearly £25,000.
  • Directly donated around £6,000 to support charities working to support children’s right to play in developing countries.
  • Members from 42 countries around the world…and counting!