Program Rationale

What is Play Steps?

Play Steps is an early years play-based learning program. Founded on the strengths-based playgroup model where parents stay, play and learn with their child, Play Steps sessions are places for children and their families to practice skills in a nurturing, safe space.

The facilitated program is delivered within a school and provides opportunities for play-based learning for children aged birth to five and their families to:

• encourage learning through play
• strengthen parental self-efficacy
• contribute to the development of stronger more cohesive school communities.

Play Steps supports schools by creating environments for parents and children to play and learn together while becoming familiar with the school and its routine. The sessions encourage families to become an active member of their school community where possible.