Play and Creativity in the early years

Confidence, problem solving and relating to others come from play and creative learning.

This intermediate course looks at the development of children through play. We look at the creative and play activities that have the greatest impact on a child’s learning, knowledge and understanding. 

Course details 

Duration: Full day 
Who should attend: Childcare practitioners 
Level:  Intermediate

What will I learn?


  • Understand what creativity is and how/when it occurs
  • Understand how children play
  • Explore how creativity can be affected by class, ethnicity, disability and gender and how to support this
  • Consider the purposes and outcomes of play and how to provide an enabling environment
  • Understand the role of the adult in this process
  • Other topics include types of play, continuous provision and environments to support creativity.


    Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

      Weekday  Saturday 
       Full Day   Full Day 
    NDNA Member   £699  £765
    Non-member  £806  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email

“Excellent course, very informative and at the right level. I would definitely recommend.”
  - Trudy Burton, St. Mary’s Childcare Centre