The Trainers have two main responsibilities: delivering training Modules and visiting classrooms.

Perivoli Trainers are required to deliver eight Modules to groups of up to 25 nursery teachers at a time. Each session lasts 90 minutes, and they’re held every four to six weeks usually in a community hall supplied by local authorities, with the full course of eight Modules taking up to a year to deliver.

The Modules show teachers how to structure their week, organise their classrooms and how to make play the centre of everything they do. The goal is to help children to develop social skills, audio and visual perception, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, language and simple arithmetic. Teachers that complete all eight Modules are awarded a Perivoli Certificate.

Perivoli also offers a further four advanced Modules to reinforce key messages, awarding a Certificate of Excellence to those who complete all of them, and develop the learning centres in their classrooms.

Basic Modules

The eight basic Modules focus on helping the teachers organize and stimulate the children in their classrooms.

Introduction and making books

Making books from shop posters to start a reading corner.

Planning - classroom and curriculum

Planning - classroom and curriculum

Communication and working with parents

Communication with children and parents and introducing the parent workshops.

Language and communication

Developing language and communication through play activities.

Perceptual skills - auditory

Developing auditory perception and auditory memory.

Perceptual Skills - Visual

Developing visual perception & visual memory.
Activities to develop these in the classroom.

Body image, space and movement

Parts of the body, gross and fine motor skill development and movement activities.

Inclusion and classroom management

Being an inclusive nursery school and classroom management including behaviour management

Advanced Modules

The four Advanced Modules reinforce key messages in particular the importance of the activity centres, advice on age appropriate learning, hygiene, environmental education and animals.

Activity areas in the classroom

Further development of activity learning areas.

Developmentally appropriate learning

Matching the activities and learning opportunities to the age and development of each child.


Developing hygienic hand washing techniques and the use of a “tippy tappy” system where appropriate.

Environmental education

Helping children to develop an understanding and love of the environment, through stories and practical activities.