• Playworking & Learning event, 22nd & 23rd Feb – Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

    Posted on January 25, 2013 by in News Updates

    A Challenging Continuing Professional Development event aimed at workers, managers, teachers, development officers and advisors in Childcare, Schools, Playwork, After-Schools, Youthwork and others who work with children, presented by Steve Goode & Marc Armitage.

    Marc Armitage and Steve Goode are skilled play consultants, researchers and trainers with many years experience behind them of working in Ireland and around the world with childcare services, schools, youth and play services – both regularly deliver university level programs.

    The opportunity to play is crucial in children’s lives. It is through play that children learn social interactions, become healthy, develop skills and have fun.

    Children can and do play without encouragement or help but adults in all sorts of sectors can significantly enhance a child’s opportunity to play by creating a physical environment that allows a child to learn and develop … but that is only half the story.

    Playworking is a style of working which is more play-led than child-led. The difference can be subtle but the effect it can have on the way that we work with children and young people can be profound. It aims to develop the second half of the story … our knowledge and attitude to play and the way it is provided for.


    The Bracken Court Hotel
    Bridge Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
    Tel: 01 841 3333


    Friday 22nd February 2013
    (6.30pm-9.00pm) Saturday 23rd February 2013

    How much does it cost?
    The cost for the whole course is €150. (includes tea/coffee and lunch on Saturday)

    If you would like more information or would like to book one of the STRICTLY LIMITED PLACES on this residential event contact Steve Goode by telephone on 087 9972974 or email stevegoode@stevegoode.org


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