Susan McNerney

Owner and Operator

Susan is the founder and visionary of Smart Moves Play Place. She couples a keen interest in technology and creativity, developed throughout her career in manufacturing and international business consulting, with a lifelong passion for children. Susan is known for her remarkable ability to engage the imaginations of young people. She has facilitated countless kids parties and activities in her time, elaborate in their child's-eye detail.

Also a fitness instructor, she believes that education and health are vital to sustainable communities. Smart Moves Play Place, with its focus on STEM-based learning-through-play, synthesizes her desire to cultivate active minds and bodies, promoting innovation, well-being, and joy. 

Email s@smpp.ca for information about our business, our mission, or partnerships. 


James Duncan

Operations Manager  

Former owner of Barrie's premier independent bookstore, Page and Turners, and father of two bright, young kids, James offers his extensive knowledge of children's entertainment to our team. He captivates young minds with his expertise of children's literature and his comprehensive knowledge of game, toy, and recreation trends. James lends his imagination and unparalleled creativity to the day-to-day business of play at Smart Moves, ensuring a uniquely fun and educational experience for visitors.

Email j@smpp.ca for birthday party information and facility inquiries. 


Shannon Duncan

Communications Manager 

Shannon has worked as an educator and program designer in public schools, universities, and historic sites across the country. She has acted as a sustainable agriculture educator in collaboration with The Food School at Centre Wellington District High School. There she helped establish a working farm as part of a High Skills Specialist Major in Green Industries. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and Bachelors of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Shannon manages the content of our website. 

Email media@smpp.ca for inquiries about our website.  

 


 

 

 


Ann Martin

Programs Manager 

Ann Martin is a mother of three and has over sixteen years experience in business management and childcare. She comes to Smart Moves with numerous certifications in childminding and education including a DCP Certificate in Family Daycare, Literacy and Imaginative Development, Special Needs Education, and Pediatric Medic First Aid. She is responsible for the daily operations of Smart Moves Play Place.  

Email ann@smartmovesplayplace.com for inquiries about programs and events. 


 

 


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Reviews
  • " My son had such a great time!! I can't wait to bring him back! The facility is super clean, staff is beyond nice, friendly and cheerful, and the equipment is amazing! I wish this was around when I was... "

    5 Stars
    Sharon Kindree

  • " Awesome, my son had a blast, very safe, clean and lots to do. Wouldn't be able to pick one thing we were unhappy with... "

    5 Stars
    Jessica Davidson

  • " My family drives 50mins to drop in to smart moves! My kids LOVE this center and so do mom and dad! We ahve a son with autism, and this is the perfect place for him to discover! Thank you!... "

    5 Stars
    Sarah Ramsbottom

  • " Went with a group of my friends and our children. We stayed for over 3 hours. so much fun and the snack bar is so healthy. I love that. We will be back every week. Just booked my son's Birthday t... "

    5 Stars
    Denise