Play Training for Childcare Settings

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Play is an integral part of a child’s development. Providing a stimulating play environment, therefore, is key to supporting children as they explore the world around them through play.

Childcare play training provides childcare staff with the skills and confidence to use equipment and resources creatively and effectively and to implement structured and free-play opportunities to maximise children’s enjoyment and support their learning.

Course Content

Learn a variety of games and activities through active participation.

Learn about the theory of play; why it is important and why we should encourage and support it.

Effective communication skills: relating to explaining, listening and understanding.

Behaviour management techniques: strategies for handling negativity in play.

Inclusive play: ensuring there is something for everyone.

Session planning: Supported activity planning using ‘The Real Game Guide’ play books.

Arty crafty creative play ideas.

Positive role modelling: the use of positive language and effective communication.

Practical skills: applied in a supported play session with children in your setting.

Evaluate & identify existing and required skills, strengths and development areas.

Measuring quality: how do we know our play opportunities are effective?

Game theory: learn how to create new games using game building techniques.

Explore the different types of play, including child and adult led activities.

Risky play: risk assessments and safety considerations.

Outcomes

Happy, sociable and confident children.

Awareness & utilisation of team strengths.

Positive play experiences for children.

Happy, confident & motivated team.

Raised understanding of the importance and impact of play.

Promotion of healthy lifestyle through active play.

Success measure are understood: review, evaluate and improve.

Reduction in negative play incidents.

Child development is effectively supported.

Delivery Options

Refresher

£80
  • 2-hour session
  • Real Game Guide books available
  • Participant certificates
  • Course hand-outs provided
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Full day

£300
  • 6 - 7-hour session
  • Real Game Guide books available
  • Participant certificates
  • Course hand-outs provided
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Half day

£160
  • 4-hour session
  • Real Game Guide books available
  • Participant certificates
  • Course hand-outs provided
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Multi-sessions

£85per session
  • Multiple 2-hour sessions
  • Real Game Guide books available
  • Setting visits
  • Certificates & hand-outs
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Choose your prefered content from the menu. I will create a package specific to your setting.

Copies of The Real Game Guide games books are available at a cost of £15 for the set of volume 1 and 2.

20% evenings and weekends charge will be added if applicable.

Travel expenses applicable, dependant on location at 20p per mile from Bath.