Early Years Training and Continuous Professional Development

The HOW TO DO PLAY series

Do you want to transform your approach to learning through Play? Then this is the course for you!

Do you want to know how to do PLAY?

Do you want to know how to do OBSERVATION?

Do you want to know how to do OUTDOOR LEARNING?

I’m launching a new live online series called the “HOW TO DO PLAY” series. I will be addressing Play, Observation and Outdoor Learning as the core elements. Whilst these are all interconnected, I have packaged them so that you can do some or all depending on where you are on your Play journey. I am offering this step-by-step live training online so that more people can avail of quality incremental and transformational training that will have a significant impact on your provision for learning.

Each of the modules within the “HOW TO DO PLAY” series will have different one-hour units. You will have the choice to opt for different modules but not for different units within a module. I am doing this because I know what steps schools need to take in order to transform learning through play.

There is also an option to avail of bespoke online or in-person mentoring at an additional cost. Please contact me directly:

There are 3 modules with separate units. 

You can choose which module you want to attend or you can attend them all! 

Zoom Workshops

Clare Devlin's Zoom workshops are live events, where participants avail of an interactive training experience.

All workshops are focused on the learning process and are applicable to any geographical location.

To view the workshop programme please click on the link below.

Workshop Programme 2023/2024

To book Zoom workshops please see the tabs below.

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Book Zoom Workshops:

How to do Play -

HOW TO DO PLAY

Workshop will include:

  • How to deliver a prescriptive curriculum in a playful manner
  • A focus on high quality and challenging mathematical experiences that engage children's minds - both indoor and outdoor
  • The importance of mathematical language 
  • Intentional environments and resources - using low cost/no cost materials 
  • Tips on how to evaluate the learning

Time: 1 hour

Cost: £25 per person

Audience:  Practitioners working with children age 3-8 years

In-school or Zoom Workshops can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Observation & Assessment (Session 1) -

Observation & Assessment (Session 1)

Workshop will include:

  • Introduction to 3 stage process of observing, assessing and planning
  • Examining observation, documentation and assessment formats 
  • Addressing the correlation between involvement and children's learning
  • Observing and supporting wellbeing 
  • Practicing the observation process 
  • Managing the observation process in settings

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 30

In-school or Zoom Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Observation & Assessment (Session 2) -

Observation & Assessment (Session 2)

This session is only for participants who have already attended Observation & Assessment (Session 1) 

Workshop will include:

  • Questions re implementation of process to date 
  • Closer look at connection between observation, documentation, assessment and planning for learning 
  • Planning for learning from child led and adult led perspectives 
  • Examples of planning for Physical Development 
  • Distinction and correlation between observation and evaluation of learning 

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 30

In-school or Zoom Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact  Clare Devlin

Planning for Continuous Provision Outdoors -

Planning for Continuous Provision Outdoors

Workshop will include:

  • Planning tool for continuous provision discussed and made available to all persons attending 
  • Setting up areas to promote curriculum and understanding of big concepts such as movement & energy, sound, measures, physical movement, wellbeing, creativity, language, literacy and communication 
  • How to evaluate, extend & progress learning 
  • Role of the Adult 
  • Storage 
  • Clothing 

Time: 2 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 40

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Early Mathematics -

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Early Mathematics

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in Early Mathematics - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents for preschool (up to age 4) – planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments – using low cost/no cost materials

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSE) -

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSE)

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in PSE - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents for preschool (up to age 4) - planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact  Clare Devlin

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Language, Literacy & Communication -

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Language, Literacy & Communication

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in Language, Literacy & Communication - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents for preschool (up to age 4) - planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - The Arts -

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - The Arts

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in The Arts - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents for preschool (up to age 4) - planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials 

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Physical Development & Movement -

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - Physical Development & Movement

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in Physical Development - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents for preschool (up to age 4) - planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials 

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - The World Around Us / STEM -

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school Outdoor/Indoor - The World Around Us / STEM

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in The World Around Us / STEM - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents for preschool (up to age 4) - planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials 

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1 Outdoor/Indoor - Mathematics & Numeracy -

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1 Outdoor/Indoor - Mathematics & Numeracy

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in Mathematics & Numeracy - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents – planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1 Outdoor/Indoor - Language & Literacy -

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1 Outdoor/Indoor - Language & Literacy

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in Language & Literacy - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents - planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials
  • Management of play sessions 

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1 Outdoor/Indoor - The World Around Us / STEM -

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1 Outdoor/Indoor - The World Around Us / STEM

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in The World Around Us / STEM - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both) 
  • Examination of planning documents - planning documents are given to participants at the end of the session.
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning 
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds 
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - using low cost/no cost materials 
  • Management of play sessions 

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £50 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

For more information on any of the training programmes or services offered by Clare Devlin – Early Education Consultancy, please complete the form above or contact us directly.

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