My sister and I owe a lot to a plane journey back in 2017 when we were heading over to the Netherlands to visit our Pyjama Drama colleague. An hour ahead of us, a glass of fizz in hand, and we started to discuss the very thing that had been coming up time and again since I joined the company two years earlier - how to get more early years children to benefit from my sister's incredible drama programme.
Our ambition? That EVERYONE working with children aged 2 - 5 be able to use our drama techniques to develop life skills in children.
The problem? Our franchisees were too talented! How could we ever expect all practitioners to be able to deliver the Pyjama Drama programme?
The answer? We couldn't.
An hour later, and as we happily met our colleague, we were brimming with excitement. We'd figured out a way to develop the programme into something that we felt ANYONE would be able to deliver with the right training and resources.
That anyone included me. I'm not a trained drama teacher, and I felt embarrassed about the idea of "doing Pyjama Drama" with young children. But what we'd come up with was something even I felt I could not only deliver with confidence, but also get incredible results from.
Five years later and here we are. Three Teach Early Years awards up our sleeve, 5* reviews on Trustpilot for our courses and resources, and getting ready to deliver training sessions to EYPs from all over the world. Hurrah! This means more and more children will be able to benefit from our powerful approach.
If you're one of the 200+ practitioners who has already booked a free place on one of our training sessions , I can't wait to see you there, and if you're yet to secure your place head over to https://www.pyjamadrama.com/training-and-resources to find out more - there are still places left on all dates.
See you there,