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A creative skills approach to the arts for 0-5s


04/12/2019 09:30






About this event

This fun, interactive training will deepen your understanding of why the arts and creativity are so key for babies and young children. It will share practical ideas to inspire creativity for both staff and children, and tackle some of the barriers early years professionals can face when looking to improve children’s access to expressive arts and creativity within their setting.

Key learning:

  • You don’t need to be Beyonce – why attitude is more important than being “good”
  • Learn why creative, responsive adults are the most valuable open-ended resource our children need
  • How creativity and the expressive arts support improving outcomes for young children
  • Explore practical ideas to inspire creativity for both staff and children

Facilitator bio

Starcatchers believes in the transformational power of the arts to inspire Scotland's youngest children and the people who care for them through creativity, performances and engagement projects.

What began as an experiment in Muirhouse in October 2006 exploring performances for babies aged 0-3, a previously un-catered for audience, has gone through many different phases to emerge as an organisation that works in communities across Scotland using the arts to transform and enrich the lives of Scotland’s under 5s.

In 2006, people questioned what the point of theatre and creativity for babies was, in 2018, people question why there isn’t more.

Our vision is delivered through three pillars of activity all rooted in creativity, designed to connect with babies, toddlers, young children, parents, carers and Early Years practitioners in communities across Scotland.

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We work with more than 100 speakers and trainers to create our diverse programme.

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