NEW SQA Forest Kindergarten Award

The SQA recently announced a new SCQF Level 7 work-based award for Forest Kindergarten. The award has been developed in partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland and is aimed at practitioners who would like to set-up off-site visits to woodlands or nearby green space. The National Award recognises the value… Read more“NEW SQA Forest Kindergarten Award”

REMINDER: Exploring the Standards Event – 8th May

Our next event is the Care Inspectorate’s workshop Exploring the Standards – this follows on from a successful event for managers in November 2017.  The workshop will look at the new Health and Social Care Standards and inspection framework as well as linking in to other recently published documents from The Care… Read more“REMINDER: Exploring the Standards Event – 8th May”

ELC Service Model for 2020 – Scottish Government Consultation Paper

The Scottish Government has published its consultation paper on the Blueprint for 2020: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland – the consultation closes on 29th June 2018. The consultation requests feedback on the Funding Follows the Child approach and the National Standards that underpins it.  The criteria… Read more“ELC Service Model for 2020 – Scottish Government Consultation Paper”

Supporting Children In Block Play – Catriona Gill (Aberdeen Branch of Early Education)

Catriona Gill is Head Teacher of Greengables Nursery School & Family Centre in Edinburgh; a unique setting which offers Early Learning and Childcare, alongside a wide range of support and education for families and the community. Catriona qualified as a teacher in 2009 and quickly realised her passion for early… Read more“Supporting Children In Block Play – Catriona Gill (Aberdeen Branch of Early Education)”