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Playbased Learning

Certificate in Play-Based Learning and Curriculum Development


This course has been specifically designed to work hand-in-hand with the Early Learning and Care QQI Modules or as a refresher course for those who have already completed the old ECCE course.


By The End Of This Course, Participants Will Be Able To:


  • Understand What Early Childhood Education Is.
  • Acknowledge Children’s Rights In Relation To Play, Learning And Development.
  • Demonstrate The Importance Of Play.
  • Relate To And Understand The Term ‘Nurturing Pedagogy’.
  • Know How To Support Children In Learning Through Play.
  • Acknowledge Learning Theories And Their Role In Child Development.
  • Understand And Use Various Aspects Of Early Childhood Curriculum.
  • Link Siolta, Aistear, Curriculum, And Pedagogy For Positive Outcomes In Early Childhood Education.
  • Show Competence In Curriculum Design & Implementation That Is Both Balanced & Inclusive For All Children, Including Those With Complex Needs.
  • Devise A Range Of Activities That Incorporate All Learning Styles.
  • Promote A Positive And Nurturing Learning Environment.


This course is currently being updated for online learning and will only be delivered in person for group bookings – please contact us if you would like to organise a group booking for this accredited course.

Join us in our Play Based Learning and Curriculum Development course.

This course will guide you in learning through play; important theorists; curriculum planning and creating activities.

Child development and the child’s play experience is such an important time in the child’s life.

The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child was adopted here in Ireland in 1992. This states the importance of play in a child’s development.

We also have a National Play Policy in Ireland to help us promote opportunities for child’s play to enrich their learning experiences.

Therefore, It Is Vital to Provide The Right Care And Education At This Most Pivotal Time In Their Lives.

“Free play gives children an outlet to express their emotions and feelings and helps them develop a sense of who they are.” — KaBOOM

These weekly workshops Link Siolta, Aistear, Curriculum and Pedagogy for Positive Outcomes In Early Childhood Education.

Suitable for child care practitioners, child minders, management, social care workers, and project workers working in early years education.

Additionally, this course is perfect for any individual with an interest in understanding how to support children through play.

The Play Based Learning and Curriculum Development Course runs Over 4 Weeks, For One Evening Per Week.

Please Contact Us For Group Bookings At Your Location.

What our learners have said:

“The course was very useful and interesting” – Roxana, preschool teaching assistant (24/11/2021).

“Really enjoyable and informative. I love that there are such a diverse mix of learners. There is something to learn from everyone’s story and approach” – Cora, Teacher (17/09/2021)



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