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  • Messy Play

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Messy Play

We just loved this photo of a baby enjoying the freedom to paint, play and get messy. Mum says that when she has tried to sit her at a table or in her high chair to draw, she struggles to get free. Down on the floor with a huge sheet of paper (wallpaper) and time to explore is her favourite. …Read More

We are recruiting!

We are recruiting for an Administrator. This is a part time role (21 hours) based from our Edinburgh office. For more information please click hereRead More

Smart Play Rangers – we are recruiting

We are looking for a new Play Ranger to join our Edinburgh team . The post is a 12 hour per week (working on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). For more information about the job opportunity click hereRead More

Scottish Government and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland Fund Stakeholder group met this month…

The second meeting of the CYPFEIF/ALEC Stakeholder Group took place on 4th October 2016. The first item on the agenda was the Baseline Report on the evaluation of the Fund. There are some learning points to be drawn from the Report, which also identified some positive comments about the Fund even at this early stage. Discussion covered the role of …Read More

Autumn Training Programme

We are excited to announce that we will be running our three most popular training courses this coming Autumn. All the details of our training courses can be found on www.smartplaynetwork.org/training/ The dates of our training courses: – Play in the Dark, 4th November in Glasgow – All Weather Play, 4th November in Fife – Little Explorers, 7th November in …Read More

Smart Play Rangers – new funding!

Smart Play Rangers have enjoyed playing with the children and young people of Bingham and Magdalene over the past year. We are excited to announce that we have secured funding from Children in Need to continue our service in these areas for the next three years. We have also received funding from Go2Play to run additional sessions until March 2017. …Read More

Play on Wheels – new programme funded!

We are delighted that Smart Play Network has been funded to develop the Play on Wheels project running in Fife, Dundee and now into Angus. We know that access to play makes a significant positive impact to children’s lives and we are looking forward to supporting communities’ development of children’s play opportunities. Play on Wheels 2016-2019 Play on Wheels will …Read More

We’re recruiting for Senior Play Rangers…

We are currently recruiting for two new Senior Play Ranger posts, although these posts can be done by the same person. These jobs are based in Edinburgh and are part time. To find out more about the opportunities click here.Read More

Play Ideas: YouTube Videos

Looking for some new play ideas to do with your children over the summer holidays? We have over 40 different play card ideas and 20 YouTube video play ideas, all using cost effective or free resources, and can easily be done at home. The play cards can all be found in the play ideas section on the left hand side. …Read More

SPN Freelance Training Opportunity

Are you interested in becoming a trainer for Smart Play Network? We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic trainers with a passion and knowledge of play to join us on a freelance basis. Our intention is to hold a Train the Trainers event in early July to showcase our courses and train in our methods and techniques. If you are …Read More
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