Training Courses and Workshops
Play: The Sense in the Nonsense – for Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Doncaster AND, Barnsley Outstanding Childcare & Early Years Educators Group, Manchester Young Lives, and Flintshire County Council.
Children’s Play and Intervention – for Manchester Young Lives and Barnsley MBC.
Children’s Right to Play – for students on the Doctorate in Education and Child Psychology at The University of Manchester.
Managing Risk in Play – for Manchester Young Lives, Play Scotland in Edinburgh, Play Wales Spirit conference, Play Northern Ireland, National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne, Barnsley MBC, Barnsley Outstanding Childcare & Early Years Educators Group, and Manchester City Council.
Conferences, Keynotes and Presentations:
Home Life – a conference focusing on creating the conditions for more playful parenting. Designed and delivered by Ludicology in partnership with the North Wales Play Officers Group and subsequently repeated five times in various locations across Wales.
Play and Public Health – keynote and joint facilitation of three conferences in various locations around Wales, with Play Wales.
Assessing Play Sufficiency in Wrexham, North East Wales – presentation at ‘Children’s Play in the Urban Environment’ a Child in the City conference in London; as part of a symposium on Children’s Access to their Right to Play at the International School Psychology Association Annual Conference at the University of Manchester; Building Tools for Play seminar in Edinburgh; Child in the City Conference Copenhagen; Play and Playwork: Research and Practice conference at Leeds Beckett University.
Exploring Play Sufficiency Through the Voices of Children – presentation at the Spirit conference in Cardiff and the Play and Playwork: Research and Practice conference at Leeds Beckett University.
Play Sufficiency, an Organising Principle for Child Friendly Cities – presentation as part of the Child Friendly Cities symposium at the Green Party National Conference in Bristol.
Working with Uncertainty in Children’s Play – presentation at the School Life conference in Blaenau Gwent and Llandudno for Play Wales and Conwy Council’s Risk and Play seminar
Dynamic Risk Benefit Assessment 101 – presentation at the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne.
Loose Parts Play: Making Sense of the Research – key note and workshop for Barnsley Early Years and Family Services as part of their quality improvement event and again at the School Life conference in Blaenau Gwent and Flintshire for Play Wales.
Play: The sense in the nonsense / The importance of the seemingly frivolous – for Barnsley Early Years and Family Services as part of their quality improvement event, Flintshire Council, Manchester City Council, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and Doncaster Family Hubs, and The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.
How a Play Intervention Program Influenced the Lives of Two Primary School Communities’ – presentation delivered at the Towards Play Sufficiency: Making Sense of the Research conference in Wrexham for Play Wales, the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne and the Play and Playwork: Research and Practice conference for Leeds Beckett University.
Developing and Sharing Knowledge to Better Support Play – presentation to students and staff of the Doctorate in Education and Child Psychology at The University of Manchester.
Play Sufficiency and its Implications for Playwork – keynote at the Manifesto for Play policy roadshow for Play England and the Playwork Foundation at Sycamore Adventure Playground in Dudley.
What’s the Role of Playwork Directly and Remotely in Co-creating Conditions for Playing? – presentation at the National Playwork Conference in Eastbourne.