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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

**New** Little Explorers Training Course – 27th May

Smart Play Network has developed a new exciting training course focused around 0-3 years, providing ideas for practitioners with cost effective activities alongside understanding how this type of play helps with child development. We are running the training course, Little Explorers, on the 27th May (10am – 3pm) at YMCA in Edinburgh. This informal and practical session will explore the …Read More

New SPN Information sheets for download

Over the course of the next 12 months, we will be developing a range of information sheets on a variety of relevant topics to help your group, project or service engage more effectively with the wider sector. Our first sheet (April 16) launched today is on the Value of Toy Libraries and how this type of provision can support families, …Read More

Two new Board Members

We are really pleased to announce that Smart Play Network has recently appointed two new Board of Trustees, Geoff Sumner and Michelle Davitt. Both of these individuals have a huge amount of experience and are passionate about the work that Smart Play Network does. To find out more about them, and the rest of our Board of Trustees, click here.Read More

Edinburgh Play Ranger Week – 15th until 19th February

Our Play Ranger service in Edinburgh is joining forces with its partners to deliver a fun filled week in the February holidays (15th -19th). Edinburgh Play Ranger week will run four simultaneous events across the city to promote the services and the benefits of outdoor free play. This is the first time there has been a Play Ranger Week and …Read More

Play in the Dark Training – Glasgow – 3rd December

If you work with children and are looking for exciting new activities during the winter months, then this is the course for you. This full day practical workshop provides play ideas for the darker months, with a focus on fire play and activities with  torches / reflective materials. The course will be delivered by our experienced play trainers who will …Read More

Play in the Dark Training – November

Back by popular demand, is our ‘Play in the Dark’ training. We have received excellent feedback from the first course that we held in September, with participants reporting that they are now confident to introduce fire play into their settings. If you work with children and are looking for exciting new activities during the winter months, then this is the …Read More

Training opportunities with Smart Play Network

We are delighted to announce up and coming dates for two of our training titles. Smart Social Media will be held in Dundee on the 9th November and our popular Get Evaluating on 10th November in Glasgow. Click here to find out more.Read More

Job Opportunity: Play Ranger

We are delighted to announce our successful funding bid to Inspiring Scotland’s Go2Play programme for an exciting new Play Ranger service in the Bingham and Magdalene area of Edinburgh. We have attached the official communication from Inspiring Scotland about the fund, which also explains a little about what a play ranger service is. Inspiring Scotland Press Release We are particularly …Read More
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