School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Creativity in the EYFS: Getting Messy Has a Purpose!

Messy play is much more than just play and mess - it’s creativity at a whole new level. It gives children the opportunity to develop their imagination, curiosity and solve problems.

  • Develop your understanding of the benefits of messy play
  • Look at how messy play can support children’s cognitive development
  • Explore how messy play can support children’s language development

About this course

Through physical, interactive, creative activities, children can learn to become more confident, more resilient and more inventive. This short on-demand course will:

  • Explore how to use creative activities to develop positive learning characteristics
  • Develop your understanding of how to use creativity to develop independence and individuality
  • Help you develop ways of providing wide-ranging creative activities across your setting


This course is appropriate for EYFS.

  • Early years practitioners
  • Early years leads
  • Staff new to the early years

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