Workforce development

Birmingham PlayCare Network has been funded by the Early Years and Childcare team to delivery 24 play based workshops spread across the city.

Each workshop is open to 25 practitioners from settings in Birmingham. The workshops run from 9.45 until 2.15pm and are held at venues local to the pct’s in order that playworkers can access them close to their settings.

Aims and Outcomes

The aims and outcomes of these workshops support a number national frameworks and principles around children and young people.

Ofsted Grade Descriptors to encourage out of school settings to receive a good or outstanding judgement
The Playwork Principles endorsed by SkillsActive
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child/Hear By Right

Feedback from last year’s participants

‘Excellent session, thank you. Always good to share ideas, principles and to be able to learn from each other. Will help me in my role to discuss with more knowledge and understanding. Promote in settings the need for creative consultations. Should be essential for all settings. Thanks.’

‘Very good and informative workshop, with everyone getting involved. Go back and apply knowledge at setting.’

‘Please continue, this is excellent for us play leaders.’

‘Found the day very useful and will go away with some good ideas.’

‘An excellent day with very good ideas for consultation involving activities. Good discussion between different groups.’

‘The programme was fulfilling and informative and will definitely aid me in my development and also help me to put more out for the children entrusted in my care.’

‘Thank you for this opportunity i have gained useful information to take back to my setting especially ‘Hear by Rights’.’

‘Very helpful – Thank you.’

‘I enjoyed the Creative Consultation workshops and improved more activities.’

‘I feel it was a very valuable session which gave good practical advice and helped to improve work within settings. Also helped people to acknowledge how consultation is currently working.’

Other Training and Workshops

BPCN also provides a range of other training and workshop events around;

  • Physical activity
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music making

If you are interested in details of the above please contact
Rebecca Coley our Project and Fundraising Manager on 0121 236 2917.