The Children’s Bereavement Centre offers a variety of training for professionals working with Children and Young People.

Our training courses are suitable for TA’s, Pastoral Care Teachers, SENCO’s or staff with special interest and responsibility for children following bereavement or loss also those who would like to develop their skills and knowledge in this area.

Communication through Play

15th March 2018 10am-4pm

20th September 2018 10am-4pm

Courses are £95 each and include a light lunch

Please call to book places – 01636 551739 or email Jane.

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Communication through Play – 1-day course


To provide participants with an understanding of how special play sessions can help children who have had difficult life experiences which are impacting on their learning and behaviour in school.

Play is a child’s natural medium for self-expression. Through play, children explore their world, thoughts and feelings and learn new skills. When a child has suffered a bereavement the use of play can facilitate communication and the processing of what has happened and aid their grieving process.

Communication Through Play sessions provide a child with the opportunity to ‘play out’ his or her feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy an individual ‘talks out’ his or her difficulties.

This training course will provide the participants with an introduction to the make-a-world and special time techniques which can be used in schools to support children.


By the end of the training the participants will have had an opportunity to:

  • Consider the basic principles of non-directive play therapy techniques
  • Learn about two techniques that can be used in school or other environments.
  • Practice basic skills used when delivering special times and make-a-world play sessions
  • Gain a basic understanding of how to identify themes and understand the symbolism of a child’s play
  • Understand the need for supervision and caring for themselves

Further support from the Children’s Bereavement Centre and information and contact details of other services will be given.

Training days are for a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 10. Bookings are taken from other agencies both statutory and voluntary, individuals and groups. Days can be in-house for organisations who have a minimum of 6 delegates or they can be offered externally. Price is £95 per person payable in advance.

Please note: other training is available.

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