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.
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.
Attached is the powerpoint used at the RIC consultation event at the Stirling Highland hotel the end of February. This presentation is for all ELC staff and contains links to key documents.
The Early Years RIC Sub Group met last week to discuss and evaluate the event “It’s a Good Time to be Two” which took place on 12th Feb for staff who work with two year old children across the RIC.
The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive especially in giving people the opportunity to network and share across the four authorities. There was a request for more training on Improvement Methodology. The feedback will be analysed in further detail and a plan for the way forward will be created.
The Early Vocabulary Sub Group met last week to share the work from the CYPIC Language Meets Literacy Practicum. We heard the journey of the West Lothian team who focused on Collaboration for Improvement in Early Intervention and Prevention.
New schemas resource incorporating downloadable summary sketch, video and powerpoint for use with parents and carers now available from Parentzone website