Playwork and Professional Development
Playworkers help to create adventurous but safe spaces in which children can play. These spaces allow children to engage in self-directed and open-ended play, and playworkers are a watchful presence to help facilitate play and assist when necessary, as opposed to directing activities.
Playworkers also engage in observation and reflection. By examining reasoning and emotions in interventions and restrictions, it enables personal and professional development that can further support play.