[May 2017] Certificate in Playwork Practice 2017 (已完成)

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Building on the Induction course, the Certificate in Playwork Practice aims to enable those working with children in any setting to articulate, develop and evaluate their playwork practice.


  • In-depth exploration of theories and techniques and how these are used when working with children
  • Interactive exercises to enable participants to explain and reflect on their playwork practice decisions
  • A field trip to enable participants to reflect on the theories and techniques covered in the course in action


Ms. Shelly Newstead
Playwork Trainer
Managing Director of Common Threads (UK)

Shelly Newstead, Managing Director of Common Threads, has been working with Playright Children’s Association to develop playwork training in Hong Kong since 2009. Shelly is an experienced playwork practitioner and author, and is currently completing at PHD on playwork practice at the Institute of Education in London. She is the Managing Editor of Journal of Playwork Practice, the first academic journal for those working in playwork, and is also the Vice-President of the International Council for Children’s Play. Shelly has already written extensively about many different aspects of playwork, and is currently writing a playwork textbook (to be published by Routledge 2018). She is also the Series Editor for the popular ‘Buskers Guides’ series (now published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers), and the co-editor of ‘Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective’ (to be published by Routledge in August 2017).

Course Code: PT 043-004-1705
Date: 12th ,13th and 19th May 2017
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Venue: InnoCentre (72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon)
Fee: HKD $3200 (Regular)
Earlybird Fee: HKD $3000 (on or before 21st April 2017)
Language: English
Class size: 20
Prerequisite: Playwork Induction Course (Applicants need to attach a copy of relevant supporting document together with the completed Application Form)
Speaker: Ms. Shelly Newstead (Managing Director, Common Threads)
Participants: Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Social workers, Centre supervisors and child related professional
  • “Certificate of Attendance” issued by Playright. 
  • “Certificate of Achievement” issued by Common threads & Playright for those satisfactory completed the written assessment.

(The certificate is obligatory for those who wish to propose to diploma level.)

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