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E-learning module

Schemas – Understanding, Identifying and Implementing

Included in membership

First introduced into the EYFS in 2008, Schemas are when children have a very strong drive or natural urge to play in this particular way. This course will help you use schemas in your day to day practice and planning for individual children.


About this module

Schemas are when children have a very strong drive or natural urge to play in this particular way. Their high motivation in this way of playing means they are very involved in activities which means deep levels of learning are achieved.

Schemas were first introduced into the EYFS in 2008.

Schema play is especially noticeable in toddlers. It is not possible for an adult to understand how an infant sees the world so we make assumptions that their understanding is similar to ours, but it is not. Understanding schematic play and how this fits into the Characteristics of Effective Learing can help you provide meaningful experiences for the children in your care. This course focuses on the 11 most common Schemas, giving you resource ideas and examples of how you can enhance children's vocabulary through their schematic behaviours.

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Topics covered

  • Understand what a Schema is
  • Understand different kinds of Schemas
  • Identify these Schemas in children
  • Recognise Schematic play in children by knowing what to look out for
  • Know what to do once you've recognised a child has Schematic play
  • Understand why it is important to recognise Schemas
I had no idea that knowledge of schemas was so powerful in identifying future learning in my mindees - I am now using this daily with my charges and am seeing the difference already Childminding UK Member

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About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we'll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About this online training

How long do I have to complete the training?

This module will be available for one year from the date of purchase and can be accessed and completed as many times as needed during that period.

After one year, access can be purchased again at a discounted rate

This module is included as part of membership and available at no extra cost for the lifetime of the memebership.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient and purchase whilst logged into that account. This ensures certificates are issued in the correct name.