Improving Children's Learning Through Play

Endorsed by CACHE

Improving Children's Learning Through Play is designed to help you develop your understanding of the different types of children's play and your role in encouraging it.

Course description

Improving Children's Learning Through Play is designed to help you understand the different types of children's play and your role in encouraging it. This course demonstrates how current theories relating to children's learning and development influence how play is valued and supported within early years settings. 

This one module course delivers one CPD hour and comprehensively covers:

  • what counts as ‘play’ and ‘playful’ activities
  • reasons why play is important in the early years
  • how key theories of child development link to the value of children’s play
  • the distinction between free play, guided play and highly structured adult-directed activities
  • the adult’s role in supporting playful learning.

Improving Children's Learning Through Play, what are my buying options?

Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £15.49 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.



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This course is included in the Early Years Alliance membership. 

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Key features and benefits

Price £15.49 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 hour

Target Audience Early years

  • Written with experts at the Early Years Alliance
  • Delivers 1 CPD credit
  • Available online only
  • 70% pass mark
  • Certificate upon completion provides evidence of learning
  • 'Improving Children's Learning Through Play' is free to all Early Years Alliance members and their staff as part of the benefits of membership.
  • Course id: 67

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What customers say

"I think it was great. I was able to take my time and really absorb the information."

Chantel McNabb