The Art of Open Ended Play
Engagement with this course will support practitioners to explore how to;
•develop a highly engaging and creative environment for children
•understand and recognise how to develop STEM and rich learning experiences through open-ended play experiences
•offer children opportunities to express themselves freely and creatively, not bound by pre-set limitations
Open-ended Play – what that means in practice...
•Focusing on the aspects of play that capture children’s imaginations and taking time to explore materials and ideas
•Providing children with endless possibilities to express their creativity freely
•Looking at ways to ensure that children have enriching and memorable experiences
•Supporting practitioners to provide open-ended opportunities to support children’s learning
•Exploring ways to enable learning in a holistic way, through active play with diverse materials.
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
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.