Staff Profiles: Leonie Burton

Leonie Burton

Staff Profile: Leonie Burton
Development Manager

Leonie Burton

Leonie Burton

Development Manager

Performing Arts and Play

I have 25 years’ experience of working at senior management level in the public, community and voluntary sector. My particular interests lie in children’s services, children’s play and education and training.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714598 Email:


I work for Playwork Partnerships as the Development Manager and have been in the post for 18 years. I am responsible for managing a small team to develop and deliver playwork education across the UK. I began my career working with disabled children for KIDS play schemes in Hull and after qualifying as a teacher took on the role for Hull KIDS as Play Development Officer working in Hull and the East Riding. I regularly volunteer as a playworker in Herefordshire where I live, raising funds for playground improvements and opportunities for children to play outdoors.


Award Title Institution Date
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate of Education (French and German) University of Bristol 1995
BA HONS BA Hons Combined Arts- French, Politics, Human Geography Leicester University 1994