Stretch & Play Kids Facilitator Training LIVE!

Training in Movement & Mindfulness for Kids

By established and award-winning charity Stretch & Play.

Whether you’re a concerned Parent, Early Years Worker, School Teacher, Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher or Coach, Victoria is excited to help you develop movement and mindfulness skills specifically for working with children aged between 3 and 13 years old.

What’s covered in this course?

  • Stretches inspired by Yoga & Pilates
  • Games, stories and songs to make the moves fun
  • Meditation, mindfulness and breathwork practices
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Children
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Stress in Children
  • The business of Stretch & Play – setting up, marketing and health & safety

How is the course structured?

  • The training days will be made up of a mixture of theory lectures and practices so you can experience the movements & activities yourself
  • You'll get an 80+ page Facilitator Manual which includes lesson plans for each age group (3-7 & 8-13)
  • You'll also get access to online content to refresh your learning any time 

This course is accredited by IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) allowing you to get insurance and teach anywhere in the world!


Ideally, students will hold a valid Level 2 Fitness Qualification, Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates or a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate or be working towards it. An Education or Early Years Qualification is also accepted as is a sincere interest in working with this age group so don’t let a lack of qualifications put you off!

Course Outline

This course takes place in person at the University of Strathclyde over three days on 10th / 17th / 24th August 2024.

We start at 10 am and work until 5 pm each day.

About Us:

Stretch & Play started life as a limited company and registered charity where we received awards and support from various funders including the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace II); UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs; Invest Northern Ireland Social Entrepreneurship Programme and Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Difference Makers Programme to train Facilitators and deliver bespoke classes for groups such as Schools, Youth Centres, Women's Centres, Health Trusts and more...

Elements of this programme were rolled out to over 250 Key Stage One classes and more than 10,000 pupils across Northern Ireland each year from 2008 until 2015.

Thanks to the events of 2020, Stretch & Play Facilitator Training is now available online which means you can learn our techniques no matter where you are in the world! However, since 2023, people have been yearning to train in person again, hence this course in Glasgow. As a student on this in-person course you will also get a year's access to the online training so you can learn even more and dip back in when you need to.

One of our favourite things about this training is that you are NOT tied into a franchise or regular payments and you do NOT have to call your classes Stretch & Play (unless you want to!) Instead, you can use these tools to build your own children’s movement and mindfulness business or add to your existing offerings.

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