Malarkey Playwork is a leading Australian enabling body for the Play and Playwork sectors established in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Headed up by Managing Director Marc Armitage we provide training, consultancy, resources and support for those working in the children and young people's workforce.
Playwork is a very specific type of work distinctive from other ways of working with children in a number of ways, particularly in the very hands-off style of adult interaction with children that is at the core of playwork. It is an approach that has, up until now, not been taught to our early years, school and youth sectors educators. Through Malarkey Playwork we are bringing the importance of children's play back to the forefront of playing and learning right around Australia.
Learning to look at play through the eyes of a Playworker will teach you to better understand what it is children do in those times and places they are free to make their own choices when playing ... Not what we think they do or what we would like them to do but what they actually do!