SchemaPlay (TM) Parent’s Zone

“Thank you to all the parents who have joined my parent workshops this month. I have enjoyed meeting all of you and I can’t wait to hear how the activities that you would like to offer in response to your child’s scheme investigations have been enjoyed. Keep in touch!”

Lynnette Brock, Director of SchemaPlay (TM) Pedagogy

Operational schemes are usually defined as repeated patterns of behaviour. They are often applied by children in their play because they feel empowered in carrying out the action. It is something that they have worked out that they ‘can do’ . This recognition of a new capability is exciting for them and as educators, we are really keen to support children’s scheme applications to foster this self-esteem, joy of engaging in activities and to support and extend their learning. There are some articles below, but please do come along to our Parent Workshops (as advertised below), as we are keen to support children’s engagement and learning at home and we would truly love to hear all about the schemes your child enjoys applying and provide some activity suggestions.

The short video recording below provides a very brief introduction to schemes to help start your ‘scheme spotting’.

Supporting happy, confident learners:

A brief introduction to the:

  • Rotating scheme
  • Trajectory scheme
  • Containing scheme
  • Positioning scheme
  • Transporting scheme

SchemaPlay Parent Workshop – 3 August 2023 at 10.30am (UK time).

Parent Webinar – 3 August 2023 – 10.30am – 11.15am (UK) hosted on Zoom by Lynnette Brock

An opportunity to find out about SchemaPlay and how it can support your child/ren’s learning in their earliest years. We look forward to hearing all about what your child particularly enjoys doing/exploring at home and we will be providing some activity ideas bespoke to your child/ren. You are welcome to share pictures/videos. This webinar has just 8 places available and early booking is recommended.


Ask your SchemaPlay pedagogy early years’ setting about the operational schemes that your child is currently exploring whilst attending their day-care/nursery/child minder and they will be delighted to share their insights.

If you would like to know more, please see a couple of our articles below.