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Mrs Leonie Burton

Graduate Outcomes Manager

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.


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.


  • 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