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Playwork Partnerships

​Playwork Partnerships’ mission is to enrich children’s and young people’s lives and support their wellbeing through play.

Playwork Partnerships is part of the University of Gloucestershire, and is a small, creative team of people dedicated to enriching children and young people’s lives by supporting their wellbeing through play.

Our primary focus is around creating learning communities that inspire. This work includes an offer of learning programmes from entry level training courses to level 3, as well as keynote speakers, online training and bespoke consultancy training courses and seminars.​​

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Playwork Partnerships offers a range of support services to those who work directly within the sphere of children’s play, including:

  • organisation of regional and national conferences
  • provision and distribution of a national e-newsletter
  • co-ordination of a national network of Playwork Partnerships Associate trainers

Get in touch​ to find out more about how we can support you.


Raising the profile of children’s play and advocating for the child’s right to play is a key part of our work.

​Publications and research

Playwork Partnerships and colleagues at the University of Gloucestershire are keen to contribute to the research and knowledge base relating to children’s play.

Opportunities and funding for this area of work are through commissioning and project work.

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Find out more about our publications and research

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Find out more about our project work

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Playwork training

Over the past 30 years, Playwork Partnerships have developed a portfolio of qualifications, training courses and products to meet the needs of workers who support children’s play.

These include playworkers, the wider children’s workforce, environmental workers and arts workers.

Get in touch

Playwork Partnerships
University of Gloucestershire
Oxstalls Campus
Oxstalls Lane

Telephone: 01242 714601

To find out more about Playwork Partnerships or to discuss working with us, please contact Kelly Conibere, Project Officer on 01242 714601 or email

For qualification, training or course development enquiries, or to find out more about our products and publications, please contact us at