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

“Lots of valuable insights and tips. Particularly found the identifying of problems and use of action plans useful. Cherry was great and providing insights into how to move the team forward and ideas for progression of the children.”

Teacher , Copnor Primary

This course was closely tailored to the needs of our school. It helped our Early Years team formulate a clear action plan for improvement. A good balance of theory and practical.

Deputy Headteacher , Copnor Primary

Thought provoking. Lots of ideas to think about and develop. Simple ideas, easy to put into place to enhance learning and progression.

Teaching Assistant , Copnor Primary

Great trainer and a wonderful balance of practical ideas and theory. I loved the opportunities to participate in the practical activities.

Teacher , St Andrews Dusit