Suffolk Playwork Training

12 October 2015

Bespoke Playwork Training in Suffolk County

Playwork Partnerships are currently delivering Playwork Training to the children's workforce in Suffolk.  Karen Benjamin, along with experienced trainers Ali Wood and Sue Smith, are offering 4 training days: Playwork and the EYFS, implementing the Playwork Principles, Creating Play Spaces and Playing Up! (Working with older children). Designed to compliment each other, each session is based on play and playwork theory, brought to life creatively - building model play spaces…. using Right Foot Boots to consider appropriate interventions (how to avoid putting your foot in it!), playing with Loose Parts and holding a mirror up to our own impact on children's play.

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Participants receive a SkillsActive and University of Gloucester endorsed certificate - those who attend all 4 sessions will each receive a free playwork book.

The training, commissioned by Suffolk County Council as CPD for experienced practitioners, aims to refresh, enthuse and further develop the skills and knowledge of those supporting children's play in the County.


Here are some of the comments received from the EYFS and Playwork Principles courses deleivered so far:

"Both trainers were excellent and explained everything very well. A thoroughly enjoyable course. I look forward to the next one!"

"Very engaging and entertaining!"

"This training course has made me see play differently for my own children. Well thought out, lovely trained trainers, enjoyed this course very much"

"Will change my views and look back on what I did as a childto enable children in my care to do the same. It also showed me how I need to change between playschool and out of school club"

"Very good, lots of knoweldge. I am looking forward to the next days"

"Really easy to understand the teaching. Supportive and approachable. Increased my confidence significantly"

"The delivery was fun, informative and I enjoyed it a lot. Great new way of looking at Ofsted and very eyeopening"

"Had already changed the way we 'stand back' from doing the previous course and will continue to be reflective"

"Very good course, would highly recommend"

"Sparked an interest in the Playwork Principles and will be doing further training to cement my knowledge"

"Nice to have Playwork courses - opften the poor relation to Early Years"

"What a great course, enjoyed every minute and learnt loads to take back to setting"

"I have asked all my staff to attend the sessions as it is very well visually presented"

"This is one of the most enjoyable courses I have attended! The trainers were very enthusiastic and passionate about the Importance of Play"

" Very enthusiastic trainers. Feel like I have to re-invent my thoughts about play. Every adult should attend this training - whether they work with children or not!"

"Absolutley brilliant! Very practical learning. Explained thorughly. Questions answered"


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