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Pyjama Drama




Teaching life skills through drama and imaginative play


Pyjama Drama is headed up by two UK teachers with nearly 50 years experience between them both of teaching children and training adults. Since 2009, Pyjama Drama have been training individuals how to use their techniques to deliver a unique drama and imaginative play programme to children in schools and nurseries – most of whom have no prior drama or teaching experience, but who wanted to run their own children’s activity business. In 2018, Pyjama Drama began to develop courses to train anyone working with young children how to use their approach. Since then, they have trained hundred of practitioners working in nurseries, schools and other early years settings, how to use their approach to develop children’s life skills and meet UK curriculum objectives. During this time, Pyjama Drama have delivered training to experienced practitioners at early years conferences, students as part of their curriculum enrichment, teachers with QTS in INSET days, and practitioners from all over the world online.


Sarah Owen: Drama BA (Hons), PGCE in Drama and English. Rachel McKenna: Interactive Arts BA (Hons), PGCE in Art and Design, MA in Teaching.


2017 featured on CBeebies Radio, UK | 2020 4* Teach Early Years award | 2021 5* Teach Early Years award | 2022 Highly Commended Teach Early Years Award


Pyjama Drama was established in 2005 in the UK and since then has enjoyed international success. We teach anyone working with children aged 2 – 11 how to use our techniques to develop life skills (problem solving, critical thinking, communication, decision-making, creative thinking, interpersonal skills, self-awareness, empathy, coping with stress and dealing with emotions) and meet UK curriculum objectives.

We offer a range of solutions for your CPD needs: Online pre-recorded courses, online ‘live’ training, and in-person courses for teams in your setting or at your conference – many of which are award-winning, and all of which regularly receive 5* reviews on Trustpilot. 

All of our courses and training come with associated resources which mean you will be able to deliver Pyjama Drama activities to the children in your care with skill and confidence. We have trained professionals at all stages of their career – from students at the very start of their journey in education, through to teachers who have been in the industry for decades.

We know practitioners and teachers can sometimes be put off by the idea of “doing drama” because they feel self-conscious. We never make anyone do anything in our sessions that make them feel embarrassed. Our courses and resources have been developed with the non-drama practitioner in mind. We are confident that even if you are naturally shy, or hated drama at school, you will be able to use our techniques and approaches with confidence and skill. What’s more, practitioners tell us that once they start working in this way, and see the incredible benefits to children, they don’t ever want to stop! 

We are thrilled to work alongside MyCPDGroup because the technical solutions they offer provide additional value to our customers; for example, all in-person training includes complementary video content, a closed online support group, and named certificates. For some of our courses we also offer accreditation at no extra cost.

All of our courses, curricula and resources have been tried-and-tested countless times by both our directors and our franchisees, and have been enjoyed by literally thousands of children the world over. We know they do what we set out to do: develop life skills in children.

We pride ourselves on offering excellent value for money and outstanding ongoing support. Please get in touch with us directly if you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss your CPD needs at