A neuroaffirming, play-based capacity building program designed for children aged from 4 years to around 9 years old.
This program provides one-on-one learning support to your child in a variety of areas, including academics, social enjoyment, learning skills, and developmental curriculum.
The program is tailored to each child’s unique needs and can be used for homeschooling or for children who are neurodivergent, including Autistic, Au/ADHD, and 2e children.
Held over 5 x weekly hands-on and play-based sessions
Fully individualised, private one-on-one sessions
Join a live session from anywhere in the world
This live and interactive program allows parents and children to ‘build their own’ neuroaffirming and play-based experiences to support learning and capacity building.
This five-week program consists of a weekly, one-on-one play-based learning session, personally designed and delivered by Alice Campbell, a Masters-qualified teacher specializing in play-based learning. Carefully selecting and fully customizing child-led experiences, she supports learning and capacity-building across a variety of areas through the power of play. As a result, this approach enables children to take ownership of their learning journey and build and affirm their confidence, self-esteem and autonomy.
In our “Let’s Play” sessions, children actively lead their own goals and activities. Children’s voices are prioritised, and they are free to participate, play and learn in ways that feel comfortable for them, without any pressure to act in neurotypical ways. There is no “right” way to play.
Rather than imposing a set curriculum, Alice adapts each session to your child’s preferences by closely observing and listening to their verbal and non-verbal cues such as body language, attention, movement, facial expressions, and other behaviours. She further adjusts the pace of the session to maintain each child’s interest, motivation, and to ensure their needs are met. As a result, sessions focus on providing learning and educational experiences, rather than therapy interventions or attempts to ‘fix’ or change children. Through this play-based approach, children are encouraged to build their capacity and confidence, to be themselves, explore their interests, and achieve their potential in a variety of learning areas. Additionally, this approach allows children to feel in control of their learning journey, which ultimately leads to a more successful and fulfilling learning experience.
Possible learning areas
- Learning dispositions and skills (such as confidence, risk-taking, planning, attention, problem-solving, curiosity, creativity, flexible thinking, working memory, negotiation, self-regulation for learning, sequencing, etc.)
- English conversation, speaking and oral language.
- STEM, science, engineering, and geography.
- Maths, mathematical thinking and mathematical reasoning.
- Literacy, reading and writing.
- Art and literature.
Additionally, this program is suitable for children who wish to specifically focus on using and developing their play skills. For example, this may include extending their confidence in imaginative or symbolic play, as well as developing more complex ways of using play to support their independent or social/ collaborative learning .
This program is currently full.
What other parents say about this program:
Alice is a truly gifted teacher. She is so encouraging and she listens to every child and makes them feel like their contribution is valued. My kids absolutely adore her, and they enjoyed…the stories, the craft and the explorations. Highly recommend.
Jamie W., Parent of 7 and 9 year old, Australia
This review is independently verified by Outschool.com
Let’s Play! Program Details
Let’s Play is a five-week program that uses the principles of play-based and open-ended learning, As a result, children’s own interests and learning styles are at the centre of the learning experience.
What to expect each week
This program consists of 5 x 30 minute sessions, with one session per week for five weeks. Families may adjust this to a 60 minute session, or elect to increase the number of sessions per week.
The first session:
To begin our first session we will enjoy a relaxed period of play, led by your child. This provides a non-intrusive and low-pressure context to observe your child’s preferred communication and learning style – as well as their current strengths and abilities in your chosen learning area.
The primary aim in this very first session is for your child to feel welcomed, valued and to develop a desire to engage in play-based learning.
Following the first session, we will provide you with a draft plan that includes suggested short-term and longer-term learning goals. Additionally, we will ask for your feedback and input into the plan and make adjustments accordingly. It’s worth mentioning that the program fees include the learning plan and any adjustments, so you won’t need to pay extra for these.
Following the first session, Alice will continue to meet with your child each week through live, online zoom meetings. Parents also have the option to attend the session with their child or to monitor in the background.
During each session, Alice prioritises the child’s lead, taking into consideration factors such as current interests, communication, mood and state. Using a play-based approach the complexity of play is gradually extended over time. This gentle process not only supports learning but also extends skills in ways that value each child’s dignity and learning autonomy.
The program adapts to your child’s individual needs and interests by using different styles of play. Consequently, the types and styles of play may also vary from session to session in order to best support your child’s needs. The specific type of play used in each session will draw from the Play Profile framework (Chazan, 2002).
Types of play to support learning:
- Sensory play
- Gross-motor play
- Exploratory play
- Fine motor and “manipulative” play
- Sorting/ aligning/ arranging play; schematic play
- Cause-effect play
- Problem-solving play
- Construction play
- Imitation (“role”) play
- Dilemma and conflict-themed play
- Fantasy (imaginative) play
- Game play*
- Art-making play
* It is important to note that this program is not designed for children who are seeking a social gaming partner, such as for playing chess or Minecraft. Instead, the program focuses on scaffolding learning and capacity building through your child’s play interests and preferences. Should you be specifically looking for a social gaming partner for your child, please feel free to contact Alice for a referral.
Fees & Cancellations
Sessions are pre-paid in five-week bundles.
- 5 x 30 minute sessions: $487.50Au (equivalent to 97.50Au (approx. $68US) per session).
- 5 x 60 minute sessions: $975Au (equivalent to $195Au (approx. $136US) per session).
You can elect to have sessions are automatically renewed via credit card, or pay via invoice.
Cancellations and refunds
- You can cancel renewals with 7 days notice prior to the first session, and we will provide a full refund.
- Refunds will be provided for short-notice cancellations in some circumstances.
- There are no refunds for missed sessions.
- Please see the Refund Policy for full terms and conditions.
Intended learning outcomes
The intended learning outcomes for this course are based on the ACECQA-approved Early Years Learning Framework. These learning outcomes are specifically designed to meet the diverse learning styles and needs of young children (0 – 8 years old) at various stages of their development. In turn, these learning goals will be specified in your child’s learning plan, which will be provided to you following the first session.
Alternatively, you can adjust the learning goals of this program to align with different curricula for your documentation, reporting, or funding purposes. These curricula could include:
- Common Core Standards (US);
- most various US state curricula;
- ACARA National Curriculum (Australia);
- National Curriculum for various other countries (UK, China/ Taiwan, India, South Korea);
- Early Years Foundation Stage (UK);
- Te Whariki (New Zealand); or
- Good, Wise and Happy Life Curriculum (South Korea)
We can also match your child’s learning goals to any recommendations their therapist has made for their classroom, teacher or everyday social settings. If you require a written statement confirming the alignment of our class to any specific framework, please provide a copy of your requirements *before* our first meeting.
Materials supply list
Because this course is live, hands-on and online, parents will need to provide the required materials for each session.
In the first session, children will be asked to bring their favourite object(s), toys, art supplies, or materials to play with. As we progress through the program, additional recommendations for materials to support your child’s learning may be made. These recommendations will typically be for materials that are easy to find or inexpensive to purchase. Additionally, substitutes or alternatives can be provided. As a general guide, additional materials may include things like:
- a tray to support messy play (e.g. a baking dish or an art tray)
- some low-cost paints (such as water-colours)
- some items from nature (e.g. sticks, leaves, flowers)
- a home-made dough such as playdough or cloud dough (recipe will be provided)