Aberlour Futures Publishes New Aberdeen City Training Programme

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ELC Academy training partner Aberlour Futures has published their Safeguarding and Protecting Aberdeen’s Children and Young People training programme from August to December. Training is for individuals who work across Children’s Services within Aberdeen City only and there is no cost to attend. Please read the course descriptors carefully and select only the courses which […]

Scottish Government – innovation and impact

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The Scottish Government’s innovation and impact scheme, as identified as a priority in the Quality Action Plan, has extended its deadline for expressions of interest to 3rd September. If you are delivering funded ELC and you believe your setting (nursery or childminder) is demonstrating innovation in some aspect of practice and that this is benefitting […]

ELC in Moray Advert Published

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Job opportunities in Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in Moray are being showcased in a new video released by Moray Council. The sector is undergoing a huge transformation and jobs boost as Moray Council rolls out the Scottish Government’s initiative to increase funded hours to 1,140 hours to three and four year-olds, and eligible two-year […]

SCMA Conference 2018

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The Scottish Childminding Association has announced details of their 2018 conference, which will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 29th September. Reach for the Stars will be the major childminding conference in 2018, designed to support childminders and the talented professionals working in the Early Learning and Childcare sector in Scotland.  A range of inspiring […]

Early Years Scotland Annual Conference 2018

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Early Years Scotland has announced the agenda and speakers for their annual conference, which will be held on 15th September in Glasgow. The focus of this year’s conference is on quality, which is at the heart of the ELC Academy aims so we hope lots of our supporters, followers and stakeholders will be in attendance. […]

Scottish Government ELC Inclusion Fund NOW OPEN!

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The Scottish Government’s Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund is now open to applications – it is being administered by Children in Scotland and you can find full guidance and application details on their website. The ELC Inclusion Fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland access […]

NEW SQA Forest Kindergarten Award

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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 of woodlands as an integral […]

REMINDER: Exploring the Standards Event – 8th May

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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 Inspectorate including Our Creative Journey, […]

Exploring the Standard Event – 8th May 2018

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Exploring the Standards The Care Inspectorate is working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council to explore the new Health and Social Care Standards which will be used as part of the Inspection framework from April 2018.  This event follows a very successful event for managers in November.  The event will […]