The Children's Play Information Service (CPIS) is a
specialist library and information resource providing information
on all aspects of children's play, focusing on school-age children.
CPIS is funded by Play England and the Association of Play
CPIS has a unique collection of information on children's
play that includes books, reports, pamphlets and journal articles.
Specific areas covered include play theories, design, safety,
policy and research. The library is open on Mondays to Fridays
10.00am to 5.00pm, and we welcome visitors - please contact us to make
CPIS provides a free enquiry service to anyone with a professional
or academic interest in children's play. If you need information on
any aspect of play, or if you would like us to do a literature
search for you, please contact us by telephone, email or
CPIS provides a number of additional services, including
factsheets, and lists of play designers and play
consultants. CPIS is also planning to publish a quarterly
e-newsletter from Siummer 2013, which will replace the former Children's Play Update
CPIS Advisory Group
The Advisory Group meets twice a year to advise and
support the work of CPIS. Members of the group are selected because
of their expertise in the fields of play or information, rather
than representing their own organisations.