INSET Training

Puppetry Training For Teachers, Community Workers and Workshop Leaders

We offer INSET sessions for teachers and educators who work with children. These sessions will give ideas for puppet making in the classroom/workshop setting as well as practical ideas of how to help the children manipulate their puppets i.e. simple games and activities. Each participant will receive a small resource pack to support the session.

“The students absolutely loved the puppet making session and many rated on their evaluation forms as a highlight of the course.  All three of you were truly inspiring in demonstrating how puppetry can bring all aspects of literacy teaching to life and as a consequence I know we now have 20 more nearly newly-qualified teachers committed to using puppets in their English classes.”  Frances Bodger (Lecturer in Primary Education, Department of Early Years and Primary Education, UCL Institute of Education)


INSET PACKAGES – We’ll come to you

We can deliver CPD training in your school to teach puppet making or to explore ways of using puppetry in your classrooms. We offer whole day, half day or twilight sessions and can design a session to suit the needs of your school.

“The workshop was fab, I had a lot of fun and will definitely be looking for opportunities to try out this puppet template with pupils. I’ve never considered marionette puppets before but can see how much fun they
can be to make and use.” – Teacher feedback.

Puppets for EYFS and KS1

This session will teach you a range of simple but impressive puppet makes that younger children can access. Teachers will learn to make a range of puppets including animals, using easy to source materials that they can replicate with pupils in the classroom.

Shadow Puppets

Learn the different techniques for making shadow puppets and explore how to use them with your pupils.

Table Top Puppets

Learn how to make our versatile person puppet that can be linked to story characters or history topics.

All of these puppets are ideal for making in the classroom or educational/crafty setting, using simple easily available materials.

Your staff will leave the session with example puppets they have made and lots of ideas about how you can teach the children you work with using the puppets (depending on the length of session you book). This workshop is suitable for teachers, play workers, nursery staff and educators.


For up to a max of 20 adults (we can work with more but this will affect the cost)

Two hour session: £250+VAT

Half day session (up to 4 hours): £325+VAT

Whole day session (up to 7 hours): £425+VAT


To discuss your needs, check availability and get a quote contact: