The fourth round of the Scottish Government’s Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund is open to applications.
The ELC Inclusion Fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement. It funds staff working in ELC settings to receive appropriate training and fund resources, equipment and adaptations.
The ELC Inclusion Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Children in Scotland.
The Care Inspectorate has developed this improvement support
resource on behalf of the Scottish Government. It is important to try
and ensure that providers and other stakeholders understand the criteria
of an indoor/outdoor setting to help with expansion plans and for those
who are looking to make improvements in their setting. The resource is
a tool to be used in conjunction with Space to Grow, Out to Play, My
World Outdoors and the Practice Note: Early Learning and Childcare:
Delivering High Quality Play and Learning Environments Outdoors
The Toolkit aims are to:
• increase the number of children and teenagers
with access to loose parts play as part of their
• increase adults’ confidence in introducing loose
parts play within play, early learning and childcare,
education, care, health, environmental and
• raise awareness of the value of loose parts to
• provide practical guidance about loose parts play
to those who work with children and young people
of all ages
The Scottish Children and Families Transitions Position Statement recognises the value of working together with children and their families, positive relationships, positive continuity, learning, play and wellbeing. It seeks to inform and support the further development of local policy and transitions practice. This approach acknowledges that each learning community, setting and school will be working from a different starting point in their improvement journey.
Guidance to advise employers, social service workers and social work students on their duty and responsibilities in raising and acting on concerns
This resource has been developed to support you in your induction to delivering ELC –whether that is funded ELC or ELC that families choose to purchase themselves. It has been developed specifically to support staff working in ELC centres rather than in childminding settings. It sets out how you can expect your employer to support you in your new role and includes links to the range of national resources which are available to support you. It has been developed collaboratively with the range of national organisations supporting the profession.
national induction resource
The Best Start Grant is a package of three payments. It provides parents or carers who get certain benefits or tax credits with financial support during the key early years of a child’s life.
This page provides a summary of key information, policy, resources, and exemplification relating to early learning and childcare (ELC).
This quick summary guide is to:
Set the scene on children’s rights legislation in Scotland, and
Provide useful web links to key measures
This aim of this conversation event is to provide an informal opportunity for practitioners from all educational sectors and settings, community learning and development and the third sector to learn about and consider:
Involving parents in improvement planning
Parents and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
See attached flyer for details of how to book.
Conversation day – FVWL – 1 May 2019