Learning at home
During periods of isolation or school closures the majority of children and young people will be required to learn at home through remote platforms. This change in routines and expectations can be unsettling and difficult for both parents/carers and pupils. Parents/ carers may also be balancing working at home at the same time which can add additional family pressure and stress.
Beginning Primary 1
One of the first educational transitions a child experiences is the move from an early learning and childcare setting to Primary one. This transition can be an exciting time for children, but some parents may have questions about whether they should consider delaying their child’s entry to Primary one. Click here to access more information and guidance on starting school.
Promoting the development of connected, securely attached and resilient families across Aberdeenshire
As part of our work on Supporting Nurturing Approaches we have developed leaflets on key topics which contain tips and advice for parents/carers. They may also be a helpful resource for schools and multi-agency partners in their work with families. Click here to find out more on our training on supporting nurturing approaches.
A loving, responsive, and safe parent/carer-child relationship is important for healthy development in childhood. We have selected topics which can help build resilience, connection, and secure attachment in all families. Our leaflets draw from the research in these areas and translate it into easily accessible small steps for families.
Click here to look at our series of Family Nurture Leaflets.
We have also developed a 5-10 minute presentation, which can be used to share with staff groups, parent councils and via your usual communication channels to raise awareness of the leaflets and the key themes underpinning these. Click here to view this presentation.
At this time there is so much information available it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to go for advice. We have highlighted a few sites you may wish to visit.
- Parent Club provides a range of supportive advice and guidance and has specific Covid-19 pages. They have also updated a FAQs section regarding returning to school. View this website here.
- View Returning to school questions and answers (parent club) here.
- Education Scotland also has advice and guidance for parents during covid-19. View Education Scotland’s parent site.
- Parenting across Scotland is a useful website aimed at parents and carers and provides information and advice on a wide range of topics. Click here to view this website.
Looking after the adults
This is a difficult time for everyone, and we all need to look after ourselves and each other. Taking steps to look after your own mental health is good for you, your family and those you look after. Please see our page on Your Own Well-being for more information. Click here to access this page.