Become a member and join the wider play network in Scotland.

Free membership is open to all projects and individuals in Scotland that meet our criteria.  Whether you are an existing service, setting up or need some inspirational ideas on how to effectively run your play based project or play activity, we can help.


Being a member of Smart Play Network brings a host of benefits including; 

  • Voting rights at our General Meetings and on resolutions of the organisation

  • Access to support from our highly experienced team.

  • Access to the members' area of our website jam packed with resources including guidance, information sheets and templates.

  • Access to a specialist and competitive insurance package, developed with your project in mind.

  • Discount on all our training courses, workshops and networking events.

  • Discounts from a range of companies such as printers and toy manufacturers.

  • Regular e-updates, newsletters and targeted information to support your practice.

  • Connection with others in the wider network of play provision.

  • A chance to feed in to local and national policy – your needs represented.


SPN Membership (free)

This type of membership is for any group offering play opportunities to children in Scotland including schools, nurseries, toy libraries, play services or any other organisation that supports play and young children.  Membership is free and entitles the member to our newsletters, communications and discounts on our SPN training.  We offer a wide variety of support for our members, who will also have access to the member’s area of our website which contains guidance and support documents.

Play in a Pod Membership (£40 per year)

Play in a Pod (PiP) membership is specifically for those who have received our PiP programme and training.  The annual cost for PiP membership is £40 (the first payment is included in the purchase of the PiP Programme).  This membership offers most of the benefits above with additional elements including;

  • Access to a range of downloadable web resources including scrap guides, evaluation materials and activity cards.

  • £50 discount off and additional scrap deliveries throughout the year. 

  • Invitation to join our social media group for Play in a Pod recipients to share ideas and learn from others.

Individual Membership (free)

Individuals who have an interest in the work of our organisation are able to apply for our Individual Membership.  Applicants will be asked to tell us why they would like to become a member and Trustees will review and approve as appropriate.  As an individual member you will;

  • Be entitled to vote at our General Meetings and on resolutions of the organisations

  • Be offered our training discounts

  • Receive a quarterly newsletter