SkillsActive developed the Register of Playwork Professionals in partnership with employers, playworkers and representatives from key national organisations including: Play England, KIDS, Sheffield Hallam University, Leeds Metropolitan University, Unite, Unison, Outburst Kids, Fit for Sport, CACHE, City and Guilds, Pearson and Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Lesli Godfrey, UK Strategic Lead for Playwork and the Children’s Workforce, is delighted to launch the Register of Playwork Professionals and says:
“I would urge all parents to enquire whether their playwork professional is registered. The Register provides assurance, to both employers and the public, that registered individuals hold relevant professional qualifications. For playworkers, it provides clarity and structure to their training and continuing professional development.”
The official launch of the Register will ensure recognition for the valuable contributions qualified playworkers make in the lives of our children, by providing playful environments where children can be encouraged to use their imagination, and develop essential creativity and independence skills.
Lesli Godfrey concludes:
“We are all increasingly aware of the importance of play for our children’s emotional well-being and healthy development. The new Register of Playwork Professionals encourages professionalism in the sector, and reassurance for parents. Ultimately, by making sure our children feel supported in their play, we will be providing them with wider opportunities to explore their world, in preparation for happy, healthy futures.”
If you are interested in attending the launch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 632 2020.