Understand the Value of Play in Early Years

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Understand the Value of Play in Early Years


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: 2-3 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.

Important information

After purchasing this course, you will receive a separate email within 1 working day containing your enrolment key and instructions for accessing the course.

Enrolment keys provided by NDNA are intended for single, individual use in conjunction with a valid NDNA Development Zone account. The enrolment period for online courses is 180 days from first use. Keys are non-transferable once purchased and no refunds can be given once the key has been used to access a course.