We are offering an exciting opportunity for those working with children in Out of School Care and childminders in Highland! We invite you to attend our practical workshops adapted from our ‘Play into Practice’ course.
This course takes place over 4 sessions, over four consecutive weeks.
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 6.30 – 9 pm
Session 1 – We will explore the benefits and features of quality play, consider how to meet children’s changing stages of development and explore use of the element of ‘Wind’ in our fun practical hands-on session.
Tuesday 8th May 2018, 6.30 – 9 pm
Session 2 – We will provide an introduction to Children’s Rights, Playwork Principles and consider the play environment then try out some hands-on learning through play with ‘Water’.
Tuesday 15th May 2018, 6.30 – 9 pm
Session 3 – Includes an introduction to the Play Cycle, the role of the adult, and 16 Types of Play. We’ll try out aspects of theory and get creative using large and small scale ‘Loose Parts.’
Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 6.30 – 9 pm
Session 4 – Exploring the importance of effective communication, strategies and benefits of meaningful consultation with children. Our final practical play opportunity includes a large scale ‘art attack,’ puppet play and creating your own games which we will link to the Types of Play and SHANARRI indicators.
The sessions will take place at Culloden and Balloch Baptist Church Wellside Road, Balloch, Inverness IV2 7GS.
These sessions are suitable for those who may be new to working with children in OOSC , those who want to develop their knowledge and practice or simply a refresher and a little inspiration! Content is linked to the National guidance “Building the Ambition” 2014. This training is free to all practitioners working in Highland as part of the Highland Council’s CPD staff development programme.
Or book over the phone by contacting our Inverness office – 01463 222569.