The power of play: ensuring challenge and progression through child initiated learning in the EYFS

Kathryn Ingham
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Course outline

Explore the vital role of play in young children’s learning during this exciting and interactive course.

·         Hear the evidence linking play based learning to the highest outcomes for children, and understand the theory behind this

·         Learn how to provide challenging, open ended play experiences which extend children’s thinking and encourage the highest levels of motivation and engagement

·         Consider the key role of the adult in sensitively supporting and extending children’s self- initiated learning

·         Explore how to develop a rich environment indoors and outdoors, that maximises the potential for learning at the highest levels

·         Gain a multitude of ideas for ways of supporting children’s academic learning through exciting, play based experiences that can be cheaply and easily provided

·         See numerous visual examples of inspiring practice from schools and settings that have been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

·         Leave feeling inspired, informed and confident to teach young children the way they learn best

Target audience: nursery and reception teachers, nursery and reception practitioners, teaching assistants, nursery managers, EYFS leaders, subject leaders, senior leaders

The Trainer

You can view Kym Scott's biography on her dedicated Associates page.

This is part of our Characteristics of Effective Learning series - with Creative and Critical Thinking and Active Learning - book all three today!


Kym Scott


9.30 - 3.30

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