Just Play Conference 2018

10 November at Swavesey Village College

Just Play 2018 - A playworker's day out!

For practitioners working with children aged 4 – 11 years.

Are you stuck in a rut and need some play inspiration? We have just the answer!


Saturday 10 November 2018

Swavesey Village College

An inspiring day that will take you on a journey of learning and excitement. Come out at the other end with new ways of thinking about your playwork practice, new ideas and inspirations to take back to your setting and a reinvigorated passion for your work. This will be the most inspiring day!

Keynote speaker: Meynell Walter

Meynell Games are coming to town! Meynell Walter, owner of Meynell Games and lead for the National Play Conference in Eastbourne, will be at the conference with his play team ready to inspire, challenge and get messy. 

Meynell Walter is a playworker, international playwork trainer/lecturer, and playwork advocate. As a qualified teacher, qualified youth worker, qualified playworker and early years expert Meynell has a very clear understanding of the role of play and its importance in the everyday lives of children.

This interactive, engaging and fun conference will ensure your play needs are challenged and leave you feeling inspired to share your new  found playfulness! Our new format will inspire you to choose the workshops on the day to ensure you get the most of your day to meet your personal development needs. Workshops will range from playwork theory, the play curriculum, crafts, creative play, stories, skipping, reflective practice and large scale art. Participants will need to wear their play clothes and be prepared to get messy and have lots of interactive play fun. 

Photos from Just Play Conference 2016.

Additional information

Parts of this conference will be held outdoors, whatever the weather, so please wear suitable clothing. Sturdy shoes/wellington boots are recommended along with waterproof clothing. Information on workshops to follow.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


**Special offer** Book 11 places - pay for 8, or book 5 places - pay for 4!

Private, voluntary/community sector and childminders

  • Member £35
  • Non-member £45

Children’s Centres £45

Private, voluntary/community sector and childminders (Peterborough) £55

Cambridgeshire schools

  • Member £70
  • Non-member £80

Peterborough schools £80

Out of county £90

Please note: Members who have purchased the Training and Support bundle can book two conference places of their choice (subject to availability). You will not be able to use training credits for the above conference.


Early Years Training Centre

eyctraining@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or 01223 706349