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Treasure Baskets


This online module is CPD Accredited with the CPD Accreditation Service.

Elinor Goldschmied developed treasure baskets over 60 years ago for babies who could sit up but who were not yet mobile.

She understood that babies' brains grow rapidly at this stage, developing in response to their surroundings through the senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight. A treasure basket is a collection of everyday objects chosen carefully to stimulate those senses helping the brain to make connections and develop.

Her practical ideas are still helping early years' practitioners and parents to provide the rich and nurturing environment that babies and young children need if they are to thrive mentally, emotionally and physically.

This course is designed as an introduction to Treasure Baskets and includes:-

  • What is a Treasure Basket?

  • What is the difference between Treasure Baskets and heuristic play?

  • How Treasure Baskets help children learn through their senses.

  • Where to start.

  • Keeping things safe.

  • The role of the adult.

  • Working with parents.

  • Examples of What Treasure Baskets could contain.

  • Linking using Treasure Baskets to the EYFS.

  • Treasure Baskets, observations and assessment.

Childminding UK online training is available to you to either complete all at once or re-visit as many times as you need to depending on the time you have available. Unlike some online courses, there is no limit to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course. Once successfully completed, you can print off your own named certificate for your record of ongoing Continuous Professional Development. We will also give your name and email address to the CPD Accreditation Certification Service so they can send you your CPD certificate too which will state how many CPD hours you have achieved. You can view their privacy statement on their website

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** How long do I have to complete this course?**

This course is included in the Childminding UK annual membership subscription. If you are purchasing as a non member it will be available for a year from date of purchase.