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What does your child see when role playing?

August 3rd, 2022|

What I love about role play is that a child can take on any character that they choose and experiment and explore what it is like to be in that role. Through play, it is a comfortable and safe space to explore and learn about the different roles in the world around them. For children, this is a deep, meaningful, and real learning experience. An example is when a child is role playing being a doctor in our hospital. They are using all of their knowledge of what a doctor does in their play and when they are role

How does your child develop confidence and independence at Pop Up Play Village?

August 1st, 2022|

As parents and carers, we want our children to become confident and independent so that they can achieve to their full potential. But how do we encourage the development of these skills? In this blog today, I am going to break down each age group that we work with here at Pop Up Play Village and provide examples of ways in which Pop Up Play Village classes can support with the development of these skills. 0-12 months old: Our whole village is suitable for babies so there are no boundaries in the exploration that they can do. If your

What makes a fun and inspirational play experience for your child?

July 28th, 2022|

Every child is unique each with their own interests, what one child might find a fun and inspirational play experience may be different to that of another. That is why child led play is so important. Through child led play, each child is in the driving seat. They can lead their own learning and take their play into an experience that is fun for them and inspires them to want to play more. Here at Pop Up Play Village, we have created an open plan, child led role play experience where the children can do just this, they can

What are the educational benefits for your child when visiting Pop Up Play Village regularly?

July 14th, 2022|

I can’t believe that we are on the final week of term before the summer holidays here at HQ, this year is flying by! I’m reflecting on the school year that has just gone by. I have predominately worked in schools and early years settings this year so I am reflecting on the amazing time I got to spend with these children. We run so many regular classes over the UK now and I know that our team that run classes in their local areas are also reflecting on the special moments that they have got to spend with

Would you like a family friendly career?

July 13th, 2022|

Do you find it tricky to balance work and family life?  This certainly was on the forefront of my mind when I had to go back to being a full time teacher after my first child was born. I had mum guilt that I wasn’t with my seven month old baby when I was at work and then when I was at home, I was thinking about all the work that I needed to get done. I found it a very tricky time and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like this. After my second child was born,

Is there such a thing as hosting a stress-free children’s party?

June 15th, 2022|

Before I started Pop Up Play Village, I loved celebrating my children’s birthdays with a party but I found it stressful. In the weeks building up to it, I would be worrying about whether I had enough entertainment for the children, whether I had enough variety of food, what to offer to the parents attending even down to worrying about the weather! Children’s parties can be tough to organise, I’ve been there and felt like that! When I started Pop Up Play Village, it was only a matter of weeks before a customer asked me if I ran birthday


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