Price Free
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider NHS Health Scotland

Play@home training

play@home is a universal early years’ play intervention programme, designed for children aged 0-5. It guides parents/carers on aspects of care and development to help give their child the best start in life, improve skills for parenting and support positive mental health and physical development. It provides age and stage appropriate information and activities for parents/carers and children in three books, all intended to be universally distributed: a baby book and toddler book usually distributed by health visitors; and a pre-school book usually distributed via nurseries.

There is a Training for Trainers programme to enable those who completed the course the competency to deliver further training sessions to colleagues, other early years practitioners and parents so that they could confidently promote and utilise the play@home activities or signpost onto appropriate services.

Trainers are able to deliver a full three and a half hour session, or select steps within the training for specific audiences such as awareness raising sessions.

Duration: 3.5 - 1.5 hours

Training Provider Overview

NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working to reduce health inequalities and improve health. Our main roles are to provide evidence of what works to reduce health inequalities; work across all sectors in Scotland to put this evidence into action; and support national and local policy makers to design and evaluate interventions that help build a fairer, healthier Scotland.

Our online learning is free to all learners who can access any of our resources by setting up a learner account on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE):

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: NHS Health Scotland

Telephone: 0141 414 2888



Quality Assurance

The workforce development team at NHS Health Scotland adopt a robust quality assurance process in the development of all their learning resources. The process includes key considerations for learning and development such as meeting legal requirements and policy requirements in learning and development; alignment to our corporate strategy with a focus on raising awareness about or tackling health inequalities; learning and development good practice; implementation and marketing plans; and approaches to evaluation.

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