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Show or tell: How should educators and playworkers back up their real-time decisions about risk?

This post explores how the real-time decisions of educators, playworkers and other staff who oversee children fit into the overall risk management process, and how they are held to account for those decisions. 717 more words

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Reflections of a playworker in the classroom

‘You are not a God.’

— Josiah Gordon ‘Doc’ Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland)
Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory (1990)


I am not a teacher of children. 1,183 more words

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Spotlight on Playwork

With the popularity of Megan’s Open Letter to The Grouchy Guy Killin’ Our Play Vibes, I thought it was high time we shared a little more about this playwork we keep talking about. 151 more words

Apprenticeships are Play-Work

Barnsley College is celebrating the launch of a new childcare apprenticeship by inviting employers from schools and nurseries to an Open Evening on Tuesday 24 May 2016. 245 more words

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Organic community consideration

Community. n. A noun of quality from communis, meaning ‘fellowship, community of relations or feelings’; in med. L. it was like universitas… 1,068 more words

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An Open Letter to The Grouchy Guy Killin' Our Play Vibes

Dear Grouchy Guy Killin’ Our Play Vibes:

Thanks for your concern for the wellbeing of other people’s children. Well, actually, thanks but no thanks. You see, while I respect your right to express your opinion, as a playworker, I don’t believe this trumps the children’s right to play. 830 more words

Playworking plain-songs

Plain-song. Mus. A simple melody or theme.

— Oxford English Dictionary (1979)


Playworking is replete with stories, which are songs, of simple wonder. We can allow ourselves to become over-burdened with all the anythings that circle around and through our time in amongst the children’s play; we can forget to see and listen to the songs that play themselves out around us. 1,012 more words

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