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, we work on a not for profit basis and will try to work with the budget you have available.


We can provide advice on all play related subjects from policy to practice or from design to implementation and evaluation. We are happy to work on both small and large-scale projects but what we really like doing is working with you to develop recommendations that work because you have real ownership of them.

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We can work independently or collaboratively with you, taking a systematic approach to generating evidence and knowledge from or for your projects. In particular we specialise in actively involving children, parents and practitioners in research, ensuring important lessons are learnt and retained to inform future policy and practice.

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Building the skills and understanding to best support children’s play is an ongoing process. Our training offers access to some of the most contemporary findings about childhood, play & playwork practice. We can provide off-the-shelf training on a wide range of issues or work with you to develop bespoke training to meet your needs.

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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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