Marc Armitage is an independent professional Playwork consultant, writer and researcher in children's play and the wider social worlds of children and young people, travelling the world lecturing, researching, consulting and imparting his knowledge on the importance of playing in learning in both school and non school sectors. Marc’s particular area of research is in studying what and how children play when they are not usually in the presence of adults and asks how this knowledge impacts on our practice and delivery in early childhood education, school and playwork. Marc offers a wide range of professional development opportunities, for those working in the children and young peoples workforce, through his ‘Playwork Perspectives’ series of topics. His range of topics is varied yet all connected by the theme of play. His workshops offer a fun and valuable learning experience for his participants that stays with them long after the session has finished.