Advice, Research & Training

Understanding children’s playful behaviour and ways to support it are essential in caring for or working on behalf of children, families and communities. Ludicology support those interested in play and playfulness to develop evidence based play centered, policies and practices.

Please get in contact if you want our help and we will try to work with the budget you have available.


We provide advice on a range of play related subjects from policy to practice, including the design and evaluation of play provision. We specialize in the development of risk management policies and procedures, the production of play strategies and methodologies for completing play sufficiency assessments.

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We are experienced in actively involving children, parents and practitioners in generating evidence from or for play projects. We specialize in research to inform play sufficiency assessments and exploring people’s existing use of services or space to improve children’s opportunities for playing.

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We design and deliver training days, professional development programs and multi agency play conferences. All offer access to some of the most contemporary studies on childhood, play & playwork practice and are tailored to the specific needs of the groups we work with. Themes include: the nature and benefits of playing, the role of play in resilience and well-being, risk-benefit assessment and the role of schools in children’s play.

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"I want to thank you both for presenting so clearly and coherently...I found the session really valuable."

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