Playful Parenting Workshops Training Course

Early Years | Primary

This 1-day training course is for practitioners who have already trained as Parent Group Leaders or Welcome to the World Group Leaders and who wish to work with parents on the subject of play. The course provides the knowledge, skills and resources to deliver the two 2-hour workshops. The workshops can also be delivered on a 1:1 basis, and the training can also be used as a CPD (Continued Professional Development) day.


​The course highlights the importance of play and of building attachment through play. It focuses on

understanding of child development, the brain, attachment and how play supports healthy development.

The course explores the value and benefits of different types of play and opportunities to create quality

play opportunities.

Playful parenting course

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training, practitioners will have:

  • Developed confidence in delivering Playful Parenting to groups of parents or on a 1:1 basis.

  • Developed a deeper understanding of the importance of play and of building attachment through play.

  • Understood how child development, the brain and play support healthy development.

  • Explored the use of child-centred play skills to support development and the use of cheap/free resources to create quality play opportunities.

  • Developed confidence in promoting positive approaches to discipline and boundary setting.

  • Developed knowledge and skills to support parents in their play with children.

Course Overview & Cost

Click here to download the Playful Parenting Workshops overview.


Programme Overview

Click link for an overview of the two-session programme that professionals who attend our one-day training course will deliver to parents.

Book Training

We would be delighted to come and work with your team at a time and location of your choice. Contact our At Home team to find out more. You can also book individual places on certain dates and locations - check our training calendar for availability.


Included in training cost:

  • The Playful Parenting Handbook

Other relevant resources (not included in training cost):



“The importance of play! I hadn’t ever really analysed it before.”

“How to be more playful all the time."

“To actually enjoy the wonderful world of child play.”

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