Remembering Stuart Lester

Play England’s staff and trustees are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Dr Stuart Lester. Stuart was a huge inspiration and support to all of us in the play sector in England and internationally, delivering many workshops, talks and lectures.  Play England was honoured to publish his work co-authored with Wendy[…]

Future of Playwork Qualifications

Play England hosted an important roundtable discussion last week at the National Playwork Conference on the future of Playwork qualifications. The meeting came out with clear action points to move forward. These include: 1. Supporting and promoting the new Playwork apprenticeship ‘Trailblazer’ qualification. New apprenticeship will not have the restrictions on age that previous apprenticeships have had, so[…]

Saferplay Open Course workshop, 8 March

Play England is delighted to be hosting a free workshop on the SAFERPLAY OPEN COURSE. 9.00am – 10.45am Wednesday 8 March Mansions Lions Hotel, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 3YS, UK Join us to find out more about an innovative online training course on design, installation and maintenance of safer and challenging play areas. Workshop outline: Welcome and introductions[…]