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- Education Professionals
This programme features two early years centres. Independent day nursery The House that Jack Built follows an ethos of play-based learning and at the LEA-administered Castle Vale Nursery, the learning comes directly from imaginative play.
At The House that Jack Built, we see how much time a little boy spends enjoying his chosen morning activities. At Castle Vale Nursery, the children learn about Chinese food ingredients and role-play running a Chinese restaurant, taking food orders and handling money.
Early years consultants Ros Bayley and Lynn Broadbent comment on the necessity of structured learning and how to achieve learning through play. We also see how both settings have defined and applied their individual approaches to play-based learning while delivering on early learning goals. This programme is an edited version of one originally made for the Birmingham Advisory Support Service.
Part of the series: Primary TAs