Self-directed, open-ended play is essential to our happiness and development – no matter how young or old we are.
When adults help to create, maintain, improve and advocate for children’s opportunities for play, that is playwork.
Playworkers remove barriers that stand between children and play – physical, social or attitudinal – in a variety of ways and locations, coming from and drawing upon a range of disciplines.
We are all invested in children’s happiness and whether we’re parents, professionals or simply adults who care we are able to help. By building physical and social landscapes where children live with more joy, curiosity, friendship and freedom, we’re making a world that’s better for all of us – now and into the future.