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Course Date

September 5, 2018

Course Cost


Coffee & Registration from 9.30 am (Lunch included)

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

Grosvenor Street
EH12 5EF

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

Empower Children’s Creativity: Loose Part Play

We are delighted that Alice Sharp, Managing Director of Experiential Play will deliver this workshop. Alice is renowned as a brilliant presenter and speaker and will be offering a range of stimulating and constructive ideas to support colleagues in their desire to enhance enabling environments.

In a play, loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials loose parts can be natural or synthetic.

Having “loose parts” available in a play space allows children to use these materials as they choose. Encouraging children to use resources as they choose can provide a wider range of opportunities than one that is purely adult led.

Children playing with loose parts are using more creativity and imagination and developing more skill and competence than they would playing with most modern plastic toys.

Delegates will consider

The importance of being open minded about mess and the thinking process of children!

A variety of items that can be used in loose part play.

A range of simple interaction techniques to support active listening and creative play

The development of concentration skills through the use of loose part play.

All Early Years staff are warmly invited to attend this conference which promises to be highly rewarding and an excellent opportunity for networking.

** Please register as soon as possible to secure your place. **


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