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Positive Play

What is Positive Play support intervention?

One to One sessions (and sometimes group sessions where needed) are delivered in a sensory environment using the natural medium of play. Structured sessions are tailored to meet individual needs, assisting in developing children/young people’s listening and communication skills, addressing anger management issues, helping them to deal with the consequences of their actions and engage with their feelings and emotions.

Who benefits from Positive Play support intervention?

Children, Young Adults aged 3-21 years of age, Parents and Carers.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • Allow young people a space to express and communicate feelings and difficulties in their lives, through a variety of media in constructive rather than aggressive ways and in a safe non-threatening environment.
  • Help young people feel good about themselves, and raise self-esteem by providing activities that look at their strengths and by valuing what they do and making it special.
  • Provide a non-authoritarian, supportive, reliable, safe, unconditional relationship within the school and other settings.
  • Provide some of the early experiences that may have been missed but which are necessary for formal education and social interaction. 
  • Help young people acquire the complex range of life skills needed to achieve their full potential.


Positive Play-Support is designed to equip children and young people with the necessary resilience, social and life skills to manage the issues that confront them thus enabling them to access the curriculum and achieve their potential.

The Boxall Profile Assessment provides a framework for the structured observation of children and young people in the classroom and highlight the areas of need for each individual. Positive Play-Support Baseline’s and Termly Reviews enable Practitioners to evaluate and monitor progress and tailor the structured sessions accordingly.

The Positive Play-Support Team are highly skilled Practitioners with a wealth of experience and knowledge in supporting the emotional well-being of Children and Young People. They provide a comprehensive, bespoke training programme for staff in their schools/settings.

We offer help and advice in creating a sensory environment, resourcing and providing a whole staff presentation to raise an understanding and awareness of the Intervention. On completion of training we offer a bespoke Mentoring Programme.

Our room and some of the activities we do