I have worked in the realm of children's play for over 25 years. My career began on an open access adventure playground in Cardiff where my passion for play was ignited. This passion took me back to Cheltenham where as Play Officer for the District Council I managed a mobile Playbus and ten holiday playschemes.
For the past 18 years my work has focused on the development of accessible training and qualifications that meet the needs of playworkers within the sector. This has been from induction level through to undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My current areas of research interest focus on play and its relationship with childhood wellbeing and physical literacy.