'Dip into Drama': Learn how to use imaginative play to develop Communication and Language (EYFS)

From £395 per setting

This course is for early years practitioners who want to learn how to use award-winning drama and imaginative play resources to target 100% of Early Learning Goals in Communication and Language. No drama experience or drama skills required, perfect even for those who may consider themselves naturally reserved - if you can put on different voices when reading a story, or make children laugh by pulling a funny face, we can show you how easy it is to use Pyjama Drama in your practice to develop Communication and Language. Perfect for teachers, LSAs, childminders, nursery staff, nannies, and SEND.

There is no expectation for attendees to ‘perform’ or role play during this course, they will learn by observing the trainer; watching and evaluating teacher demonstration videos; participating in whole/small group discussions, and trying out techniques and drama games in pairs/small groups.

Half-day course perfect for INSET or twilight training


Course includes:

  • Pyjama Drama lesson plans 
  • Pyjama Drama music 
  • Certificate of attendance


Aims of the course:

  • Equip participants with the techniques and know-how to deliver award-winning 20-minute drama lessons for children 2 – 5 years which target Communication and Language
  • Give participants the know-how to use our drama techniques to support any topic and develop Communication and Language


Intended outcomes:

  • Establish how drama and imaginative play targets children’s Communication and Language (EYFS)
  • Use four Pyjama Drama techniques with confidence
  • Teach 20-min drama lesson plans with confidence (no matter what your prior experience of drama)
  • Create activities which use our techniques to support any topic 





More about the ‘Dip into Drama’ curriculum (for children 2–5)

  • The curriculum contains 78, 20-minute drama lesson plans inspired by the following topics:

    All About Me, Animals, Emotions, Festivals and Celebrations, Friends and Family, Much Loved Characters, Mythical Characters, People Who Help Us, Physical Health, Seasons and Life Cycles, Toys and Games, Transport, Who Lives in the Garden?

  • In each lesson, children play a drama game that takes place in an imaginary world, e.g., at the vet’s, in the ocean, at school, in space, or in the rainforest. They take on different roles, learn new songs and rhymes, dance, move, and share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

  • In every individual ‘Dip into Drama’ lesson, there are opportunities for children to work towards 100% of their ELGs in Communication and Language

  • Across the curriculum, there are opportunities for children to work towards ELGs in all seven Areas of Learning (100% of ELGs In Personal, Social, and Emotional Development)