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Certificate in Childcare Through Play
A 9-hour certificate course providing in-depth knowledge to nannies and other home-based childcare staff on understand learning-through-play and creating enriching play experiences for children (ages 0-5) at home.
Learners will be taught in a practical setting the different areas of child development for children from 0-5 years, and how to promote a child’s development and intellectual growth by creating play based activities and exercise. This course does not include a theory component; rather it will use real play-based tools and resources to teach learners to create their own activities at home. All different types of play will be emphasized, including (but not limited to): water play, sand play, sensory play, arts and crafts, STEAM activities, and story-telling.
3 sessions x 3 hours each
9 hours in total
● Creating activities using different types of play:
- Sand play
- Water play
- Imaginary play
- Sensory play
- Physical play
● Implementing STEAM activities at home
● Using open- ended resources to create play activities
● Developing a home-learning timetable
● Focus on prime areas of development:
- Story-telling and developing story sacks
- Phonics and numeracy (for all ages)
- Arts & Crafts
Upon completion, learners will be able to understand the different areas of child development and the importance of learning through play on a child’s development. Learners will also be able to create their own play-based settings at home using the knowledge and skills developed through this course
No background knowledge is necessary.
This course is completely practical-based
Learners will be provided with some play-based resources in class, which they will be able to keep. For more information contact us.
Learners may apply the skills learned in this course in careers that involve directly taking care of a child, including become a nanny or other childcare staff. Teaching assistants in early childhood settings may also use this course to enrich their classroom’s play-based activities.
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