Price £40 (EYS Members) £50 (Non-Members)
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy

Pedagogy of Play in the Early Level

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.
Effective environments for play are crucial to support the learning and development of all children. Through reflecting on the pedagogy of play, you will consider the use of planning and observation to create an enabling play environment in the early level.

Objectives:
To consider the importance of play and involvement to the development of young children
To reflect upon your environment and consider the use of open-ended resources to enable play
To review current policy and link to your practice

 

 

Training Provider Overview

Early Years Scotland is committed to providing the very best start in life for every child in Scotland. We are the leading national organisation for children pre-birth to 5.

Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy offers a range of professional learning opportunities to inspire, encourage and support your practice. As a specialist early years organisation, we bring a wealth of early years experience to our Professional Learning events and look forward to sharing great practice with you as we strive to give children in Scotland the best start.

Career-long professional learning allows you to stay informed in the ever-changing landscape of a sector experiencing rapid growth and development. Commitment to professional learning, reflection and personal development ensures that your knowledge of policy, practice and pedagogy is up-to-date and relevant. This means that your learning pathway will be underpinned by current legislation, the latest research and best practice shared by colleagues from across the sector and will encourage you, your team or your organisation to reflect upon and develop your early years provision.

Our professional learning opportunities are available to all practitioners and leaders across the ELC sector and can be delivered at a time and place to suit you; in your setting, your local authority, or at our bespoke Glasgow City Centre Academy. Please look at our website for details of our current calendar or get in touch to discuss your Professional Learning needs.

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy

Telephone: 0141 221 4148

Email: professionallearning@earlyyearsscotland.org

Website: https://earlyyearsscotland.org/professional-learning

Quality Assurance

Early Years Scotland Professional Learning Academy has a robust system of evaluation and quality assurance. Our approach to quality assurance is based on partnership, fairness and transparency.

Centre and Qualification Approval is based on SQA approved policy and procedure where appropriate, ensuring best practice in the development and conduct of assessment for regulated qualifications. All assessed courses follow SQA’s principles of assessment and would be subject to internal and external verification procedures.

Specialists from across the sector are involved in an ongoing programme of development and evaluation in order to ensure our materials are up to date and relevant.

All participants on our courses are invited to feedback on their experiences through direct communications, evaluations, forums and critical friend opportunities and this feedback informs improvement planning within the service.

If any individual is dissatisfied with the service received, we would seek to resolve this quickly and fairly. Any complaints, in the first instance are requested should be directed to the Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance on 0141 221 4148.