Holiday, Activities and Food (HAF) playwork training

The Early Years and Childcare Service are delivering a brand new package of training which is designed for practitioners working in HAF funded settings, out of school clubs and play settings.

About the training:

The training comprises of two parts; ‘Playtime’ and ‘Let’s talk play’. There is no requirement to do both but you are welcome to do both courses if you wish.


This is a 3 hour virtual session.

Content includes an understanding of:

  • Introductory playwork theory
  • The benefits of play
  • The responsibilities of the adult in responding to children’s play

Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in activities which will underpin this knowledge and how it can be transferred into their setting.

Virtual date:

  • 20 July 2022 (6.15pm – 9.15pm) – Microsoft Teams – Develop an understanding of the role of an adult in creating supportive environments for children’s freely chosen play opportunities.

‘Lets talk play’

This is a 10 hour course delivered over 5 virtual sessions.

Virtual dates:

  • 27 July 2022 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) – Legislation underpinning play setting – Microsoft Teams
  • 2 August 2022 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) – Understanding children’s play – Microsoft Teams
  • 10 August 2022 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) – Supporting play – Microsoft Teams
  • 16 August 2022 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) – Environments for play – Microsoft Teams
  • 24 August 2022 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) – Reflecting on children’s play – Microsoft Teams

You can choose the sessions that you wish to attend. Certificates will be issued on completion on either of the courses. Please note that you will need to attend 80% of the ‘Let’s talk play’ sessions to gain a certificate.

Book your place:

Please book your fully funded place by visiting the DEL training website.

You will receive a Microsoft Teams link for the session/s upon booking.

You will need a DEL training account in order to book your place. Please contact us if you need an account to be created.

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