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At Smart Play Network, we know that knowledge, understanding and experience is fundamental to delivering quality play opportunities for children.  We believe that practitioners and professionals are key to promoting and enabling play and want to embrace new ideas and techniques to bring play to all aspects of children’s lives.  To support this, we have developed a range of courses, workshops and sessions which offer a variety of learning experiences that are practical, informative and fun.


Unique programme supporting schools and communities to set up their own loose parts play projects.

training courses

Combining theory and practice, and aimed at professionals working with children and families. They cover a variety of play topics that will help you develop the skills you need to successfully facilitate a wide range of play opportunities for children.


Our workshops are fully practical and give attendees the opportunity to try out different play ideas and gain confidence in facilitating play.  These are usually shorter sessions and fit in easier with busy schedules.

play sessions

Our play sessions (for children) work alongside the practitioner, introducing children to a variety of play experiences including free play, loose parts play and active playground games. We can deliver these sessions in schools and community settings.

conferences and events

Smart Play Network can also attend conferences and events where we can deliver practical workshops, keynote speakers and presentations on our experiences of play