Hello I'm Caroline, I live in South Wales and I am the owner of Pili Pala Project.
After studying an undergraduate degree in Childhood and Youth Studies in 2012, I gained a Masters degree in Play and Therapeutic Play. Since graduating, I have worked in a variety of support based settings and I have worked for leading charity organisations within the UK.
I have worked with some of the most vulnerable children and families across South Wales supporting the emotional and developmental needs of these children through play. Children who have parents actively serving in the armed forces, young carers, looked after children and children with developmental needs such as ASD and ADHD are amongst some of the cases I have worked with.
I have also worked as a guest lecturer at the University of South Wales where I provided training on therapeutic play, attachment and creativity at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I am extremely passionate about play and its role within therapy and development. I believe that play is the language of children and helps children to make sense of the world and work through their experiences, yet during my work with local governments, I noticed that the benefits of therapeutic play were often overlooked and noticed a significant shortage of accessible, effective therapeutic play based resources for children and their families.
So I took things into my own hands and, using my theoretical knowledge and creativity, developed my own original resources that I integrated into my work with children and young people. After seeing the positive effects my resources had on the children and families I worked with, I wanted to make these resources available to all families and practitioners who have or are working to support the emotional needs of children so...
The Pili Pala Project was born 🦋