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Understand what play means and the role of play in children's development with this online course from NDNA.

Play is vital for children's development and the EYFS is a play-based curriculum, so it is essential that you are knowledgeable on the role of play at your setting.

In this online course you'll explore the topics below, through a series of interactive quizzes and tasks. By the end of this course you will understand what play means to your children and how it benefits their development.

Topics include:

  • Different stages of play and the balance of child-initiated and adult-led play
  • The different types of play - Sensory, physical, creative, imaginative, and heuristic play
  • Making play inclusive
  • Key theorists' and their thoughts on play in early years
  • The rights of each child to play.

Duration: 5 hours

View a preview of the course here.

At the end of the course you will be able to download a certificate to save for ongoing professional development, or if you are pursuing the Level 3 Diploma you can use this as part of your evidence portfolio.

For further details and to book, click here

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