Learning through Play

About The Course

‘Learning Through Play’ is a Continuing Professional Development course looking deeper in the role of play in children’s learning and how childcarers and parents can promote this.  It will help you tune into a child’s learning style and introduce activities appropriate to their age.

Who The Course Is Suitable For

Anyone working with children will find this course interesting and enlightening, including nannies, childminders, au pairs, nursery workers and preschool leaders.


This course is not assessed.




A certificate of attendance is provided at the end of the day for your portfolio.

Course Content

The course starts with the fundamental principles of how children learn through play and how play influences all aspects of child development. It explores the role of a childcarer in supporting and developing play, tuning into play, identifying learning opportunities and learning styles, different theories about play and planning appropriate activities in the home and outside. Finally it covers how you can communicate effectively with parents about learning objectives and progress.

About the trainer



Julie Heginbottom is an experienced nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant. She holds an NNEB and a degree in Early Years.

Training Location

We are based in London Victoria, about a 10-15 minute walk from the main station.


‘I recommend this course for nannies and child care providers to understand more about the benefits of children playing.’

Agnieszka S.

‘The tutor was very knowledgeable and experienced about her subject. Very helpful and welcoming place.’

Nihaya A.

‘I really liked the course. I’ve been a nanny for 6 years and this helped me a lot with understanding the way children learn.’

Laura G.



Event Location

Home Affairs Training Academy (HATA), 10 Greycoat Place, Victoria, SW1P 1SB, London, United Kingdom