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The Power of Play Childminding
The Power of Play Childminding

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Play is one of the most fundamental factors in the development of a child. Play is where children feel they are in control, where they are doing what they want, following their own line of thinking, and trying out their own actions and ideas. It is about being and feeling playful. Organising play to ensure that this autonomy is maintained, but ensuring development steps are also achieved, can be a very difficult task and must be done with great thought and skill.

This course will provide staff with the knowledge required to use play as the powerful developmental tool that it is. It will ensure that staff are fully aware of the theory behind play and provide them with practical techniques to get the most from it.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To understand the theory behind play as a developmental process
  2. To know of the different types of play and their individual impacts
  3. To be able to plan play activities with skilful integration of key developmental stages
  4. To be able to track and monitor play as a developmental process

This course ensures your practice is in line with the requirements of the Childcare Act 2006 (the Act), as amended by the Children and Families Act 2014. It will also support your continuous professional development and enable you to keep well informed and up-to-date with current practice.

Should you wish to discuss your training needs based on the children in your care, please call 0800 774 787.

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  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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