SchemaPlay 2019 Annual National Conference and Workshops

Wednesday 1st May 2019 (09.30am - 16.30pm)

Speakers and plenary panel include: John Siraj-Blatchford, Lynnette Brock, Cath Arnold, Tamsin Grimmer, Fran Paffard, Julie Brierley and Iain MacLeod-Brudenell

Conference PosterPresentations will be provided for practitioners and trainers who are learning about SchemaPlay for the first time and also for those who wish to extend their SchemaPlay practice and understandings further. SchemaPlay offers an entirely new approach to the presentation of Play in early years' teacher education. The model has been tested in a variety of in-service and preservice training contexts and applied in a wide range of settings. It is grounded in the most robust contemporary research evidence, in recent developments in the ecology of child development, embodied cognition and neuroscience. CPD certificates of attendance will be provided.

The action schemes that we observe provide important foundations for the EYFS learning outcomes. 

SchemaPlay supports practitioners in identifying the schemes that children apply in their play and to feed or seed this play to achieve new learning. SchemaPlay supports children's self-belief and aspirations, and the conference will report on a range of case studies that show the progression of schemes to learning outcomes. Seminars will also focus on SchemaPlay Language & Literacy, Maths, UTW (STEM)L², and Education for Sustainable Citizenship in the Early Years.

Three major new initiatives will be launched at the conference: a ‘train the trainers’ course for EY consultants and LA improvement officers, a SchemaPlay Early Years Setting of Excellence Accreditation Scheme, and an Education for Sustainable Citizenship Award passport scheme.

Fee £75.00 per delegate

Group discounts are also available - apply to:

CLICK HERE for student/Walsall LA discount


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Fee is inclusive of lunch and refreshments

Special dietary requirements

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Due to our booking conditions of contract, in the event of participant cancellation within 6 weeks of the workshop we are unable to refund more than 50% of the fee.
In the event of any event being cancelled by SchemaPlay a full refund will be provided.