Inspirational Teaching Strategies


Developing Learning Potential Through Creativity
About this course

This course is for Early Years practitioners who want to develop their passion for child centered learning where children will thrive and make progress. If you firmly believe that early education should hold inquiry, exploration and hands on experiences at its heart this is for you. Is your vision for your setting that your pupils should be confident and self-motivated who will be ready to access the next stage of their learning? Join us to explore the delicate balance between child initiated and adult lead learning. 


Course Outcomes:
  • Understanding creativity
  • Develop the imagination of young learners
  • Promoting independence
  • Develop classroom roleplay
  • Clarifying the role of the adult - play leaders or learning leaders?
Course Outline:
What is Creativity in the Early Years?

Creativity and fun

Exploring when play becomes learning

Can we plan for creativity?

Creativity versus progress? Making sure our pupils learn

Imagination and role play

Planning that maximises imagination

Role play: more than dressing up but seeing the world from a different perspective

Keeping it open – learning opportunities that don’t end with a fizzle

Finding the balance – structure versus child freedom of expression

The route map – what destination do you have in mind for your children?

The role of the adult, when to lead and when to watch

Making a difference to tomorrow – a commitment to try something new

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787