Courses and Training

Our training can be flexible and tailored to your needs!

During the one-day training there is time for everyone to learn about the Persona Doll approach, create personas for their dolls, create and try out stories on anti-discriminatory themes, and practice introducing a doll for the first time.

We offer a range of training possibilities:

Testimonials

I very much enjoyed the training and we are now desperate to get going and start using the dolls with the children. The tasks really made us think about the issues facing our children and helped us to develop ideas and think further.

Head of Nursery, British Council School, Amsterdam

The course was very informative and it was a great experience to liaise with people from different settings. It will make a massive difference in my setting.

Early years practitioner, Private Nursery, Brighton Area, Southern England

Having the Zoom training was the best thing ever and such a good price. I love it that you are at the other end of an email if I run into problems or there are any questions.

Headteacher, Nursery School, Windsor and Maidenhead

Thank you for all the excellent training, practical activities, and support materials that will help us launch our Persona Doll sessions in our classrooms.

Teacher, American School, London

I really enjoyed the three sessions and found it really inspiring. It gave me a lot of ideas about how we could use the dolls in our diverse community, and how they could really help us address some of the current and ongoing issues in the children’s lives.

Lead Teacher, Early Childhood, Independent International School, Berlin

The training was wonderful! Lots to think about and to put in place.

Early Years Practitioner, Ohio. USA

Equalities Programmes

Although the Persona Doll approach was developed primarily for use in settings that work with young children, we have always been aware of the importance of supporting Equalities work in communities, with older children, and the wider world in which those settings are located.

In the past we have run projects in nursery schools and children’s centres, and recently we have developed very effective strategies that promote Equalities with practitioners and teachers as well as older children.

Talking Points

Talking PointsContinuing Professional Development programme engages adults with equalities issues through short, open-ended discussion sessions.

The programme is flexible and can be adapted to your situation and your meeting schedule. The discussions are enhanced by appropriate cultural references, and are an inclusive and enjoyable way for settings to assess current strengths and future ways forward.

A model programme is available as a download purchase.

Empowering Voices

With “Empowering Voices” we are developing ways of using Persona Dolls to create appropriate safe spaces for older children to address issues of diversity and inclusion.

Again, we use a flexible approach to respond to the priorities of the settings we work with, to run workshop sessions where older children, KS2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-16 year olds) use their life experiences to create authentic personas and stories for use in Nursery and Primary settings.

The publication Empowering Voices through Persona Dolls; A Practical Handbook contains a full account of the development of this strategy.

To find out more or discuss your bespoke training needs, please contact us: