Playworkers work with children and young people between four and sixteen years old to create an environment for freely chosen, self-directed play.
A playworker's primary focus is to support and facilitate the play process. This involves knowing and understanding playwork theories and being able to implement them.
Playworkers may find themselves invited to join in activities such as:
· imaginative play
· drama and music
· outdoor activities
· creative activities
· listening to a child talk about their worries
The children who attend playwork settings come from all walks of life and will all have different abilities and personalities.