Play is important for all children and it needn't be difficult to include children with disabilities and young people in mainstream play activities. This training is highly recommended for all those working in an inclusive setting or trying to develop an inclusive approach to play. Consider disabled children's and young people's rights and some challenges we may face offering a full range of play and leisure opportunities. Try out and discuss a wide range of play, leisure and sensory materials and consider ways to adapt the activities you offer.
This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss practical issues around inclusion, to build inclusion and to gather information on equipment and activities that can be enjoyed by all children and young people.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for teachers and learning assistants, staff, volunteers working in mainstream early years, play or youth services who are aiming to develop their inclusive practice. We recommend the day to managers who are keen to ensure that their services include disabled children, parents of disabled children and young people who wish to see the development of inclusive early years, play and leisure services.