Course Details Given a selection of messy play resources to explore and play with, most children will be happily engaged in enjoying the sensations, changing the resources, and understanding about the world. This lively and practical course shows how practitioners can use low or no-cost sensory-rich messy play resources to support the three prime areas and four specific areas of the statutory framework for the EYFS. The course offers a good mix of contemporary research findings, fun activities, illuminating play observations, and opportunities for practitioner reflection to help bring learning to life. This highly sensory day will show inspiring techniques for delivering the curriculum in a fun and inclusive way to achieve a balance between adult-initiated and child-led learning and play. As well as enriching practitioner’s understanding of children’s fascination with messy play they may also discover its underlying therapeutic benefits firsthand.Course participants will:Discover the importance of messy play for enriching the curriculum and supporting child development.Understand the typology of messy play resources; its potential value as a communication tool; participant’s own attitudes to messy play; and the prerequisites for ensuring stressfree mess.Experience and observe sensory-rich messy play approaches, activities, and resources in action.Explore the prime and specific areas and characteristics of effective learning of the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.Reflect upon how sensory-rich messy play and learning opportunities can be enhanced, extended or increased.