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Playful Pre-school Practitioners (cf) (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
To Be Advised, TBA
Event Tutors
JANE GULLIVER / Sinead McBride
Admin Contact
Target Audience
Pre-Schools & Nurseries
target audience
Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Children and Young People
Children and Young People subcategories
Early Years
Event description
This course is suitable for practitioners working with 3 and 4 year olds who wish to improve their knowledge of how to provide fun, exciting and playful experiences which inspire lifelong learning.

This 4-part course will look at the power of play and how essential it is for embedding learning and deepening understanding. Each session will explore practical play ideas which provoke curiosity, playfulness, awe and wonder in order to promote children’s characteristics of effective learning.

Session 1: In this session we will look at children’s sense of belonging and how we can support children to settle in through genuine relationships and promoting a positive sense of self.

Session 2: In this session we will explore provocations for learning and how we provide children with the opportunities for deeper learning through resources that feed their vivid imagination and widen their life experiences.

Session 3: In this session we will focus on how we utilise the environment and our role as the teacher in order to support children’s communication and language skills both indoors and out.

Session 4: In this session we will identify how we can make learning visible in order to celebrate and focus on children’s competences for learning allowing us to celebrate the process not the outcome.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
(Fred Rogers)

No charge for Ofsted registered South Gloucestershire delegates
£150 for others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy

It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.
By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy
Learning outcomes
To recognise the importance of play in the early years and provide experiences which support children’s characteristics of effective learning.

To identify ways in which we can support children to feel safe and secure in order to engage in meaningful learning experiences.

To explore provocations for learning which inspire the skills for lifelong learning.

“Play is the highest form of research.”
(Albert Einstein)
Start Date
Thursday 2 July 2020
End Date
Thursday 26 November 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 1 July 2020
09:15 - 12:15
Maximum Places
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event