Welcome to the Falkirk Early Learning blog.   This is a ‘one stop shop’ for anyone interested in the work of early learning and childcare professionals within Falkirk Council. 

On this site you can find information about our service and lots of useful materials and links to support those working in Early Learning and Childcare and delivering the Early Level of a Curriculum for Excellence in Falkirk’s settings.   

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Recent Posts

Natural Numeracy

December 3, 2021

Falkirk Council Early Years Central Team have created a self-led CLPL opportunity for settings to develop their understanding of Natural Numeracy. Accessed via the Glow… Read more

New Resource – Falkirk Early Level Self-Evaluation Audit Tool:Spaces

November 26, 2021

‘Physical spaces, both outside and indoors, should be constantly reviewed to incorporate a wide range of responsive, familiar, and exciting new play opportunities. (Realising the… Read more

Playful Writing in the Early Years by Frances McMahon

November 22, 2021

I am particularly passionate about writing through play, so much so that my dissertation for my MEd is on playful writing and how it can… Read more

A Pedagogue Ponders; by Ashley Cupples

November 12, 2021

My name is Ashley Cupples and I am one of the Early Years Pedagogues within Falkirk. Since beginning this role in August 2018 myself and… Read more

Play is the Way – Let’s talk about literacy!

November 2, 2021

In Falkirk, we know that play really is the way for our young children.  By providing lots of opportunities for free play in high quality… Read more

Self Evaluation for Self-improvement?

October 29, 2021

Working over the last two years with so many different settings and practitioners across the authority has shown that there is a real commitment and… Read more

A Pedagogue Ponders by Cheryl Brisbane

October 21, 2021

My name is Cheryl Brisbane and I am an Early Years Pedagogue based in Carmuirs ELC. I would like to take this opportunity to share… Read more

Share your Story: Cluster Guest Blogs

October 8, 2021

I think we would all agree that term 1 has flashed us by and before we know it, the October Break is upon us. It… Read more

Supporting Children with Potential ASN in Early Years

October 1, 2021

Have you signed up yet for the ASN training “Supporting children with potential ASN in Early Years” which will be held on the inset day… Read more

NEW Blether Sessions

September 24, 2021

We are super excited to expand on our very popular ‘Blether sessions’ with the introduction of our new informative ’30 minute updates’ and ‘QI bite… Read more

A Pedagogue Ponders by Yvonne Robinson

September 17, 2021

Hi I’m Yvonne Robinson.  I work within the Early Years Pedagogue Team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of my project… Read more

CLPL Opportunities 2021/22

September 10, 2021

We cannot believe we are half way through Term 1 already this year #FabFalkirkFolk!  Our team are finding it so wonderful and beneficial getting back… Read more

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