Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS
I attended the SchemaPlay training in April 2021. As a psychologist I studied schema and schemes and I have done training on schema and I wanted to further my understanding on schema and schemes and its applicability on play and early childhood education. The course is outstanding! I have learnt so much and opened up for me new lenses to examine child development and play. I highly recommend the course! Lynnette and John thank you for such an interesting, engaging and extremely helpful course.
At 35 months Bob had been quiet, withdrawn and rarely engaged in any activities introduced to him. Typically, he was seen playing with vehicles in the small-world area; usually solitary or sitting near to other children, but not engaging with them. Whilst implementing SchemaPlay, a journey we shared with his parents, has meant that , not only has Bob’s self-esteem, skills and knowledge developed, but his parents are collaborating and supporting his schemes at home. One of my colleagues said the other day, “He is a totally changed child!” Alison Hughes
SchemaPlay has had a massive impact. It really has. Like with Alexander. I just didn’t know what he was interested in or what skills he had and now I have been able to really engage him. He has gone from not really taking to anything and totally involved. You know, he is even writing now and recording for a purpose – all just through building on schemes in his play. Louise Mayne
SchemaPlay definitely supports children’s outcomes. I have seen this in the children who were already making good progress and we were wondering where to go next with them in terms of supporting learning in free-play, go forward in a way which really seemed to capture their engagement and enjoyment of learning. Emma Wanglin
Lynnette is an inspirational trainer. Our whole team are scheme spotting now and we are starting to seed resources to enable children to develop competencies in their scheme applications. We are really enjoying thinking about what resources we are offering to children and why. How are they going to be able to apply their schemes and what might they learn/take-a-way from the activity. We are really excited to take this forward and we very much look forward to our next training in January 2022 when we will be finding out about how to build upon children’s schemes to support their motivation and esteem. Thanks again Lynnette! Abi Styles
Little Explorers at Fullbrook Nursery School
“This is a marvelous child-centred approach.” Sharon Fergusson
Charlie Caterpillars Day Nursery
“We have been on a fantastic learning journey, and we will continue to train the eyes of our team; continuing to strive to improve our practice and to enrich our environment to a high quality. We will ignite the play!” Joanne Morgan and Sophie Gough
Sandbank Nursery School
“We are seeing children enter into more ‘flow’ in their play, supporting better and more sustained engagement in activities.” Tom Andrews
Leamore Primary School
“Since completing the SchemaPlay training, I feel that as a professional I have enhanced and developed my own personal knowledge and understanding of how nursery children’s progress can be supported in a child-centred way, as a result of identified schemes and schemas. I have worked in Early Years for 29 years and this course has opened my eyes to a completely different way of observing children’s learning and capabilities. I now feel confident in identifying schemes, in identifying children’s lines of enquiries and my pedagogical knowledge is so much stronger. I am passionate about applying SchemaPlay in practice.” S. Kelly.