Learning through Play


Learning Through Play’ is a Continuing Professional Development course looking deeper in the role of play in children’s learning and how childcarers and parents can promote this. It will help you tune into a child’s learning style and introduce activities appropriate to their age.


Anyone working with children will find this course interesting and enlightening, including nannies, childminders, au pairs, nursery workers and preschool leaders.


This course is not assessed.


A certificate of attendance is provided at the end of the day for your portfolio.

Course Content

The course starts with the fundamental principles of how children learn through play and how play influences all aspects of child development. It explores the role of a childcarer in supporting and developing play, tuning into play, identifying learning opportunities and learning styles, different theories about play and planning appropriate activities in the home and outside. Finally it covers how you can communicate effectively with parents about learning objectives and progress.


Julie Heginbottom

Julie Heginbottom is an experienced nanny, maternity nurse and sleep consultant. She holds an NNEB and a degree in Early Years.

Training Location

Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London, SW3 3AP


This Workshop costs £85

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  • "After taking the Common Core Skills course I also decided to take a maternity course after my very positive experience with HATA. All the trainers were so professional and had lots of experience in their fields. It really gave me a newfound confidence in my skills, especially after my boss went on to have a second baby."

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    • Piroska
  • I have completed all my training through HATA (apart from my Hypnobirthing Practitioner) Sleep Training, Healthy Eating, First Aid, Maternity Nurse Training and the OFSTED Course. I have made a lot of friends through HATA a lot of which I speak to on a daily basis. I will continue to promote HATA to all my friends and those in this profession. I can honestly say that every course I have done with HATA has affected my profession in a good way. I have also made so many life long friends.

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    • Alexandra
  • Hata change my life,i meet new friends,the trainer was a lovely women Julie,she maked me have confidence in me,i meet new friends and i introduced old friends,this course is amazing i applied lot of things i learned in my practice and i can see the difference,I feel more secure i feel that i know perfect what i am doing.So if you love babies,if you Want to earn good money or just feel more confident taking care of your new baby definitely just HATA i guarantee you wont regret!:)

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