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The Early Years Training Hub is part of The Big Initiative which is a multi-agency collaboration bringing together expert practitioners to provide exceptional resources free of charge :

The Power of Play
The Power of Play

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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 will ensure your practice is in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, The Early Years Framework and The Foundation Phase. It will also support your continuous professional development in line with the Early Years Teachers Standards.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the children in your care. We can provide you with an advanced version for seniors or managers or facilitate a train the trainer course.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

If you have less than 5 learners who require the above training please consider our online version.

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