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Leonie Burton

Client Development 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. Chevron icon


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