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Play to Z Ltd

Masterclasses & Training Materials

We're now offering Masterclasses for local schools, nurseries and parents, providing bite-sized training and hands-on activities. These Masterclasses are proving a great hit with participants, with feedback like ''The best day off I've ever had!" from one dedicated Colchester nursery practitioner who came on her day off! It really doesn't get better than that! Participants are also enjoying the opportunity to browse in the warehouse of sensory treasures. Our next Masterclasses is being repeated due to popular demand:

Treasure Basket Masterclass – 19th September 2018

This two-hour Treasure Basket Masterclass offers hands-on mentoring and guidance and the opportunity to purchase objects for your own treasure baskets.

Acclaimed author and trainer Sue Gascoyne is opening the doors of her multi-award winning sensory play company Play to Z, based in Colchester, Essex, to provide a limited number of Treasure Basket masterclasses. These practical sessions enable participants to ask all the questions they never dared ask and discover from a Treasure Basket guru, why Treasure Baskets are so important for children’s development, how to offer and use them, and the tricks of the trade and safety tips for creating the perfect Treasure Basket. Included in this fantastic session will be drinks and a cake or cookie and guidance notes to ensure that you get the most out of your Treasure Basket. Participants will also have the opportunity to browse and buy other treasures for their basket and sensory goodies in Play to Z’s warehouse.

Places are limited so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be mentored by sensory play expert Sue Gascoyne. September is the perfect time to start your own collection, not to mention acquiring wonderful stocking fillers and sensory toys in time for Christmas! Sue will also have on hand copies of her acclaimed books in case you’d like to purchase a signed copy. Set in a converted stable building, packed with character, we look forward to welcoming you to this not to be missed event.

Recognising and Supporting Children’s Sensory Needs and Sensory Processing Difficulties Masterclass - 19th September 2018 (13.00 - 15.00*)

Being repeated again due to a waiting list for this course.

What can you expect?

Children's sensory processing difficulties can become an obstacle to learning, and represent a huge challenge for nurseries, schools and parents. This 1 hour session (plus browsing time) from author, Play therapist and trainer Sue Gascoyne, will offer hands-on guidance, demonstrations and bite-sized theory. The session will explore:

  • How children learn through their senses.
  • What it feels like to experience the world as a Sensory Being.
  • Factors to consider when creating an enabling sensory environment.
  • Low cost measures for supporting the sensory needs of the whole child.

*The Masterclass session takes place between 1.30 and 2.30pm with an opportunity to browse and ask questions between 1.00-3.00. Book here

The date for  more Masterclasses coming soon, or if you want to make sure you're first in the queue, email us at