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Good Practice in Playwork

Paul Bonel, Jennie Lindon, and Miranda Walker

Price:  £25.50

ISBN: 978-1408504925
Publication date: 30/06/2009
Paperback: 320 pages
Dimensions: 240x171mm

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Approved by SPRITO, this text is fully revised throughout to reflect the latest thinking and practice, and is based upon the National Occupational Standards.


  • Written by leading practitioners in the field, this updated resource puts essential information about relevant legislation and good practice at students' and practitioners' finger-tips.
  • Includes case studies, examples and activities specific to the playwork setting.
  • Contains progress check questions to monitor learning and understanding.

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  • As a longstanding practitioner of both face Playwork and now as a worker in the Policy and Standards field, I have found this to be an excellent text. So good in fact that, when it was first published, I bought a copy for all of the Play Centres that I then managed! It is an excellent work of reference for experienced practitioners and equally useful for the aspiring playleader, combining much of the information needed for underpinning knowledge in the NVQ in Playwork at Levels 2 and 3. In addition it is a fine and thought provoking read for anyone (parent, playworker, teacher or other),who wants to know about providing a quality play experience for children. - Amazon Product Review 2011
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Table of Contents

1: The tradition of playwork
2: Working with children and young people
3: Positive relationships with children and young people
4: Planning for play
5: The daily running of play facilities

6: Responding positively to children's behaviour
7: Helping to keep children safe
8: Practical issues of health and safety
9: Working well with other adults
10: Developing and promoting your playwork service