From Theatre and the Arts, to Play Ranging in the woods, Libby has experience in a wide range of front line and development roles working with children and young people spanning the last 20 years.
An Adventure Playworker at heart, Libby has spent much of her working life on Adventure Playgrounds across London. She is passionate about advocating for children's right to play. Libby led the campaign to save the Adventure Playgrounds in Watford, eventually winning the "Raising the Profile" award at the Annual Playwork Awards. She has a keen interest in ensuring children have the opportunity to play freely outdoors whatever the weather and particularly disliked "wet play"days at school!
As a postgraduate student, Libby found an interest in how play informs cultural identity in childhood. She enjoys sharing knowledge and developing understanding by presenting at conferences on a wide range of subjects relating to children's play, with a focus on understanding difference and culture.
Libby enjoys working at a national and international level as part of her work, representing Play England and the International Play Association for England at board level, where her focus is on strategic development and building relationships between nations.