We offer drama and imaginative play training for Early Years Practitioners 

Our online course, 'How to Become an Expert in Early Years Imaginative Play' is for teams who:

  • Work with or care for toddlers and preschool children
  • Are studying childcare or education
  • Want to learn how to educate young children using drama and imaginative play 

Our training is suitable for everyone, even those who consider themselves to be naturally shy!


We will help you develop your children's life skills listed by UNICEFWHO, and UNESCO as problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, decision-making, creative thinking, interpersonal skills, self-awareness, empathy, coping with stress, and managing emotions. How? By teaching you how to create imaginary worlds for children to explore... 




Pyjama Drama is proud to be rated 5*Excellent on Trustpilot and since 2005, thousands of children across the UK and abroad have benefitted from our approach – an approach you can learn too.

Your team can invest in their professional development by taking our online course, ‘How to Become an Expert in Early Years Imaginative Play’ and learn powerful, tried-and-tested techniques that they can use immediately to accelerate the development of children’s life skills. Accrue knowledge and expertise that will enrich a settings' curriculum, and reassure parents that you continually strive for improved outcomes for their children.

‘How to Become an Expert in Early Years Imaginative Play’ was shortlisted in the Teach Early Years Awards (CPD Category) in 2020 and 2021. 


Watch our approach in action as our colleague Sarah leads a Pyjama Drama game using our techniques... 





Invest in your team with our online course, 'How to Become an Expert in Early Years Imaginative Play'. Practitioners will learn six powerful techniques that will supercharge the quality of their practice and change the way they play - forever.  

  • Learn how to integrate our techniques into daily practice and enhance children’s experience of stories, singing, and circle-time activities
  • Learn how to easily manage drama games (with any sized group)
  • Use our techniques to create imaginary worlds for children to explore, in just a few simple steps
  • Learn how to easily facilitate imaginative movement and music activities
  • Discover how our approach results in a calm, more manageable learning environment 

What's included?

This course complies with DfE professional development standards and, as well as lifetime access, includes:

  • Over 40 lessons, each lasting approx. five minutes
  • Downloadable workbook containing step-by-step guides to delivering our techniques, games, and classroom management strategies
  • 10 additional Pyjama Drama games
  • Certificate, plus the chance to become an accredited Pyjama Drama play expert
  • Ongoing support via direct email and an online community support group




 In-person training

For small or large teams. One-hour, half-days and full-days available. Award-winning sessions 


Range of themes available including:

  • Supporting early years literacy
  • Bringing nursery rhymes to life
  • Using drama to boost well-being
  • Enhancing storytelling 
  • How to create imaginary worlds

From £250 per team
Suitable for shy practitioners


Online course, 'How to Become an Expert in Early Years Imaginative Play':

  • Lifetime access
  • Lifetime support
  • Workbook
  • Lesson plans and music
  • 5* Trustpilot rated
  • Support DfE Professional Development Standards
  • Shortlisted 2020 & 2021 Teach Early Years awards
  • Winner 2021 Teach Early Years awards 

From £600 for teams of up to 10
£60pp thereafter 
Suitable for shy practitioners