Why Story, Drama and Play?

Story builds the foundations for literacy and promotes skilful communication

In exploring our stories vocally and physically we facilitate children's literacy development. They speak, listen, imagine, observe and do.

Drama techniques foster cognitive development

By encouraging children to jump into a fictional world where they recall a story and discover and speak for themselves, their thinking, reasoning and memory skills blossom and grow.

Play grows a child's positive sense of themselves and of others

Imaginative role-play puts children in another's shoes and allows playful exploration of feelings, consequences of behaviour and relationships with others. In our safe, imaginary world children build an understanding of themselves and a sense of community as a group.

Debutots has been carefully developed to link to National Curricula

Our curriculum of classes bridges all aspects of early learning. Creative Planning Packs©, provided termly, are an indispensable planning and observation resource for nurseries, schools and childminders. They outline objectives, links to the curriculum and follow up activities for each class.

"I thoroughly recommend the Debutots approach. These delightful classes promote young children's communication and literacy development in a fun and creative way."
Fiona Cover – Speech and Language Therapist for the Early Years