The first National Therapeutic Playwork Conference will take place at Highlands College on 5 and 6 July.
Delegates who work with children in the playwork, childcare, education, social work and health sectors will attend the event, which will look at topics including dressing up play and the development of creativity, and the use of music in play.
Organised by the British Association of Therapeutic Playwork in conjunction with the Jersey Child Care Trust, the Play as Healing Conference is expected to attract delegates from across the British Isles.
Executive director of the trust, Fiona Breen, said: ‘The calibre of speakers and topics to be discussed are very exciting and Jersey is a superb location to have this first conference.
The UK Government have released their plans this week to extend the school day for children of working parents and play services will play a fundamental role in the implementation of these plans.
‘With the highest proportion of women in the workforce out of all the OECD countries, Jersey has play services to match the subsequent childcare needs for parents.
‘This conference offers an opportunity for play professionals nationally to come together and explore their practice in depth, ultimately to the benefit of themselves and the children they work with.