Dream Networks is a not for profit community interest company that exists to enable businesses, communities and educational institutions to collaboratively design and build sustainable play areas in disadvantaged communities. Collaboratively schools, businesses and communities based in the UK and developing countries, develop creative play areas in underutilized areas. Play areas that are tailored to the communities needs and supported by business across a global, digital communication network.
We believe that everyone needs to play and has a right to play.
We believe that everyone can contribute towards creating a safe and fun place to play.
We believe designing play areas is child's play. Literally!
We believe that technology can be utilised to enrich learning and sustain environments.
The Dream Networks Vision is based on four core values that emphasis our desire to enable local and global neighbors to support each other, sustain their environment and promote cultural awareness. Of course, we achieve all these values in a creative, innovative and playful manner.
We believe in tangibily demonstrating love for our local and global neighbours and also love for our environment. Our play areas are tailored to needs of the community and the forms of play the children need and desire. Our play areas reflect an understanding and appreciation of the local needs, environments and culture.
Creative Play Areas
Our Collaborative Impact
Who We Work With
Dream Networks has a collaboration and community based developmental ethos. Consequently we aim to collaborate with organisations towards our common vision to design and build creative, community tailored playgrounds in disadvantaged areas..
"Dream Networks could not exist without the individuals and companies who dedicate their time, expertise and financial support. Our collaborative team is invaluable in enabling the sustainable design processes fostered at Dream Networks to thrive. I am just the dreamer who put pen to paper and asked who wants to join in on the fun!"
CEO and Founder
Marie is a senior chartered engineer with over 9 years of product development experience within advanced technology industries. She is passionate about children experiencing the joy and developmental benefits play affords. She believes children should have agency to shape their built environment and play, which is one of the reasons she founded Dream Networks. Marie loves dancing, anything creative, baking cakes and the Christian faith.
Andrea is an academic and play enthusiast who believes in the power of play to shape the livelihoods of both children and adults. Andrea manages our co-design programmes and works closely with schools and business to implement our workshops.
Global Building Managers
Local building managers within the community the play areas are to be built.
Our building managers ensure the play area is built to both quality and safety standards. They also enable our play areas to be built sustainably in collaboration with local artisans and builders.
Dream Networks is a UK registered Community Interest Company (C.I.C). As a C.I.C social enterprise, all assets owned by Dream Networks are used to operate and sustain the company. All profits are used within the community and schools we collaborate with. Dream Networks advisory board is comprised of members who have experience in sustainability, corporate partnerships and local manufacturing processes. The advisory board members are not liable for the guidance and advice they provide.
Advisory Board Member- Inclusive Design Practises
“Play matters because it provides the opportunity for children not only to gain physical exercise, but to learn how to exercise their senses and thereby feed their minds.”
Advisory Board Member-Sustainable Business Strategies