Play Included offers a high quality, research led therapy programme for children, created by psychological, clinical, teaching, and training experts. Designed so that children play collaboratively, have fun, make friends, develop their communication skills and improve their confidence and wellbeing, all whilst playing with LEGO bricks!
Over time, children’s wellbeing improves, their confidence improves, and their ability to make friends improves, which is why they are a recommended partner of HeadteacherChat.
At Play Included® we provide LEGO® brick based therapy training and development programmes for education and health professionals to facilitate Brick Clubs with young people using the Brick-by-Brick® programme. Through collaborative LEGO play, children have fun, make friends, and develop their communication skills, confidence, and social and emotional wellbeing. Over time, children develop a sense of community and belonging through their shared interest in building LEGO models.
Our Brick-by-Brick® programme organisational offer for schools and other education or health settings is based on the number of staff members/professionals you wish to train and can comprise of the following:
12-month membership, support and wrap around care from Play Included®, Brick-by-Brick® programme training and delivery experts.
Bespoke pricing for e-learning and Facilitator training and support package based on the number of people trained
Access to e-learning for all staff members selected
In-person Facilitator training at your setting
Monthly access to bespoke Academy Trust webinar support with one of our in-house training experts, to address questions from those trained and implementing Brick Clubs and to reinforce learning and confidence from training
Access to Play Included® global community of Facilitators and optional creation of Brick-by-Brick® community within the Academy Trust
Quarterly review meetings with Academy SEND lead(s) and Play Included® training expert, reviewing progress and feedback
Option to become a certified ‘Brick-by-Brick® school’ trained and supported by Play Included, the only Lego® Brick-based therapy provider endorsed by and partnered with The Lego Foundation.
Access to a high quality and comprehensive resource vault with materials and guidance for use in Brick Clubs
Access to Monitoring tool for Brick Club progress and impact tracking (post July 2024)
Ability to manage and list Brick Clubs on our website (post July 2024)
End of 12-month report showing feedback scores and engagement with programme
Option of ongoing support at end of 12 months @ £500 pa per Academy Trust.
“Brick Club is the best programme that I have seen, that really works! As the kids learn, so do we and I feel that we have all made improvements.” ​​Brick Club Facilitator trained in the Brick-by-Brick® programme.
"Children love coming to work in the groups. Working together on a difficult task that requires collaboration is a very important skill and learning how to manage the frustration that comes with that is difficult for many children." Brick Club Facilitator trained in the Brick-by-Brick® programme.
“I was most impressed with the way that social interactions carry on back in the classroom, not just at Brick Club.” School Principal with staff members trained in the Brick-by-Brick® programme.
"When you make friends at Brick Club you know them for the rest of your life." Brick Club member aged 10.
“I am watching genuine friendships form and strengthen every single week” Speech and Language therapist and Brick Club Facilitator trained in the Brick-by-Brick® programme.
“The children enjoy coming to Brick Club and they don’t want to miss it, so they feel more able to attend school, which is a really positive outcome.” Play Therapist and Brick Club Facilitator trained in the Brick-by-Brick® programme