Supported by Waltham Forest

We Must Play!


Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:30 - 11:30


Church Hill Nursery School, Woodbury Road, Walthamstow E17 9SB


Early Years, Childcare & Business Development Service

Course Code:



• Introduction – what kind of setting are you?
• Why is play important – child development, national curriculum, UN convention- the rights of children and the characteristics of effective learning.
• How to observe play, including observing play in the setting.
• Role of the adult.
• Next steps – how to give feedback that involves further development.


The EYFS statutory guidance says:
“Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play and by taking part in play which is guided by adults”.
Our intent is to help leaders of provisions with nursery age children to support staff teams to get the very best out of learning through play. This half day course is a hands on experience at Church Hill Nursery School, to observe, discuss and plan next steps for implementing professional development.


Attendees with gain a better understanding of child development, legal requirements and the ability to enhance high quality play in their setting by supporting adults.

Booking information:

Maximum of 1 delegate per school/setting. Refreshments will be provided

There is a booking fee of £10per delegate.

For general booking queries and information, please contact or phone 020 8496 2909


Senior practitioners, school leads and managers of PVIs.