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New report shares positive stories of inclusion in Scottish schools

...schools. 2023 Award Winners In 2023, the Success Looks Different Awards had four categories: Early years, Primary School, Secondary School and Special School. The winners and runners-up were: Early years Winner: Woodlands Nursery Centre,...


Safety. Sorted! Helping families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...value the crucial support of practitioners in their community in helping them to navigate the Early years and stay one step ahead of their child’s development. We also understand that there are real pressures on your time spent with...


ABCD – Local Early years Strategy Analysis and Evaluation (2013-2014)

... ABCD – Local Early years Strategy Analysis and Evaluation This piece of work was carried out between 2013 and 2014. NHS Ayrshire and Arran commissioned Children in Scotland to carry out the final evaluation of its innovative three-year...


CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East (2016-2020)
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The Early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

... The Early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector 4 Sep 2023 As Children in Scotland prepares to host an international Early years-focused conference, Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, discusses what's involved in...


Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, Early years and meeting all learners’ needs

... Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, with focus on rights, Early years and meeting all learners’ needs 10 March 2022 Children in Scotland has welcomed the emphasis on children’s rights, the Early years and meeting...

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New film shares learning from Early years family support partnership project

... New film shares learning from Early years family support partnership project 8 December 2020 A new film about the learning and recommendations that emerged from Children in Scotland’s Open Kindergartens Early years family support project is...

Early years Early years policy family family centres family support Midlothian Nordic Norway open kindergartens Parenting across Scotland University of Stirling young children

‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from Early years support’

... ‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from Early years support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government

Early years Conference 2023

... Our Conferences Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 6 November 2023, Glasgow This conference explored the current landscape of the Early years sector in Scotland and share learning on how we can ensure the diverse needs of...


Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

...by developmental psychologist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk raised vital questions about our approach to the Early years, writes Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland's Head of Inclusion  The joint Children in Scotland and ADES seminar Child-centred early...


25 Calls response: Where is the ‘transformative change’ we need to prevent harm? Thirteen years on from Girfec, we’re still focused on crisis rather than prevention

25 Calls response – Prevention and early intervention can help us win the battle against poverty

25 Calls response: Children are constrained by tired gender stereotypes – it’s never too early or late to challenge them
gender

25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

...of inclusion in the education sector and beyond.” Maree Todd, Minister for Childcare and Early years, said: “It is vital that if we are to close the attainment gap we intervene as early as possible to ensure that all children are given...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

An accessible new learning portal for the children’s sector launches

...practitioners’ learning needs. Courses are focused in key skill areas including education in the Early years, additional support needs and mental health and wellbeing. As well as professional development specific to children’s services, there...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...a Mental Health Conference, a three-day residential focussed on trauma-informed approaches, and an Early years Conference – and a range of online learning opportunities via our webinar programme and eLearning Hub (click here for more). We have...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...took another break in 2023 – although having delivered a successful Mental Health conference, Early years conference and 30th Anniversary Networking event, the word ‘break’ might raise eyebrows in our Learning & Events team!   Annual...


Making cyber security fun for children

...discusses a project that is advocating for cyber resilience skills to be developed in the Early years Children are growing up in a digital world. According to a recent report by Ofcom, 97% of children in the UK have access to the internet...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our membership offer Be part of the largest...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

...to the role more than a decade of experience in the children’s sector, having worked with the Early years team at the Scottish Book Trust before joining Children in Scotland as Policy Manager in April 2019. During his time with the...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...here for more Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...here for more Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our membership offer Be part of the largest national children's...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...Plan. Now in their second year, entries for the awards were welcomed across four categories: Early years, primary, secondary and specialist provision. This year's winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors, were selected for how they...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...here for more Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Back to school resources A series of practical...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our membership offer Be part of the largest...


A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics of successful relationships

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a range of services...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...these learning opportunities, Children in Scotland also shares new event dates for its Early years Conference and 30th Anniversary Networking Event, both in November 2023, and its next Annual Conference in May 2024. Children in...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies

...by Children in Scotland’s members and its partners across the sector including Play Scotland, Early years Scotland, Children 1st, YouthLink Scotland and Together.   Share this   2021-2026 Manifesto Our Manifesto outlines key...

health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

Latest issue of Insight now available
care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...to make centres more inclusive.” Share this Early years training We offer a range of CPD for anyone working in or wishing to work in the Early years Click to browse our...

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Children in Scotland calls become pledges in party manifestos

...Scotland, said: “We are pleased to see focus across the political spectrum on the key areas of Early years and childcare, education, health and social care, housing, and local devolution. “We will work hard to ensure that the specific issue...

Children's rights Early years Manifesto News Support

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation
Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...required on school start age Following the announcement today by Minister for Childcare and Early years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 Hub

... Our Conferences Early years Conference 2023 Early years Conference Hub This conference was held 6th November 2023 in Glasgow. This conference explored the current landscape of the Early years sector in Scotland and shared learning on...


Mindfulness venture for Early years gets financial boost

... Magazine / News: Early years mindfulness venture receives financial boost Posted 9 November 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity funding mindfulness third sector An Edinburgh-based Early years...

charity funding mindfulness third sector

E3-Early years and Education

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E1-Early years and Education

The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...child development that are frequently overlooked but essential for a child to thrive in the home, Early years, and school settings. Using current research from world-renowned experts, we will explore the sequence of development for each principle...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...family. Mellow Parenting has made it our mission to make this a reality through upskilling the Early years workforce in our relationship-based parenting programmes that promote responsive caregiving, enhance parental wellbeing, foster positive...


Our history

...Childcare Network brought it into the heart of EU research and policy discussions on Early years.  An array of publications, including Children in Europe magazine (published in some 15 languages), study visits and conferences,...


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024

...– here’s everything you need to know Posted 13.10.23 by Alice Hinds Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched the fifth...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve overall health and wellbeing, and...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Arran Purdie

...Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Ireland, and the UK. She has experience working with students from Early years to adults. Arran has an undergraduate degree in Film and Television Studies and a Masters of Education in Children’s Literature and...

purdie

Social work interventions across Scotland

...isn’t tailored to the needs of the local area. Instead, what is needed is more investment into Early years, mental health services, community groups and improved parent advocacy so that the families can get help instead of being...

care Care Review Scottish Government social work Welfare

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech

...including the education attainment gap. Sturgeon responded by noting investment expansion for Early years childcare and education and the attainment gap: “If you're a young person from a deprived background or a background like the one I...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities

...than those in the least deprived. Further evidence of the rise in health inequalities is seen in Early years. The proportion of 27 to 30-month-old children of development concern from the most deprived areas in 2019-20, only matched outcomes of...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Our Conferences

...the Murrayfield team worked hard and should be commended for their efforts. Thank you."   Early years Conference 2023 This conference explored the current landscape of the Early years sector in Scotland and shared learning on how we can...


Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...variation of human minds, and the acknowledgment that all minds and bodies have equal value. Early years specialist Kerry Murphy has developed a ‘Neurodiversity & Anti-Ableism Reflection Tool’, and an introduction to it which helps...


Mindful countdown to Christmas launches today

...children and their parents can help plant the seeds of focus, calmness, kindness and gratitude in Early years children. Christina Cran, mum of 10-year-old Fin and founder of Wee Seeds, said: “We’ve been through many Decembers now when I’ve...

anxiety Mental Health mindfulness

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare

...by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents New research has revealed that affordability and flexibility are key barriers for parents trying to find...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough

...know that rights-based budgeting and supporting relationships around families, like community and Early years practitioners, youth work, and school-based supports, make a huge difference in children’s lives. On this World Children’s Day,...

Children's rights human rights

Supporting working mothers

...for working mothers Posted 1 November 2022, by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Early years working parents Jenifer Johnson (pictured) reflects on the promises of the new Best Start Plan and her hopes for a policy landscape...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

School staff announce September strike dates

...of school strikes planned for September Posted 23 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years Education schools Children and young people in nine local authority areas are likely to be affected by strike...

Early years Education schools

Q&A with Sarah Dyer: Kiltwalk for Children in Scotland

...the walk Posted 17 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond children and young people Early years Fundraising Sarah Dyer, an Early years Officer from Fife, will be taking The Big Stroll as part of the Kiltwalk 2022 in aid...

children and young people Early years Fundraising

Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Posted 1 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing parenting Scotland’s Baby Box has been updated to include new clothing designs and a baby...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland

...of books donated to families in Scotland Posted 6 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Early years Education Families reading More than 2,500 books have been donated to families supported by Home-Start...

Early years Education Families reading

The value of childminding must be recognised

...26 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds

... Magazine / News: Scouts welcome new programme for Early years children Posted 9 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning Scouts Scotland has introduced a new...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning


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New report shares positive stories of inclusion in Scottish schools

...schools. 2023 Award Winners In 2023, the Success Looks Different Awards had four categories: Early years, Primary School, Secondary School and Special School. The winners and runners-up were: Early years Winner: Woodlands Nursery Centre,...


Safety. Sorted! Helping families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...value the crucial support of practitioners in their community in helping them to navigate the Early years and stay one step ahead of their child’s development. We also understand that there are real pressures on your time spent with...


The Early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

... The Early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector 4 Sep 2023 As Children in Scotland prepares to host an international Early years-focused conference, Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, discusses what's involved in...


Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, Early years and meeting all learners’ needs

... Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, with focus on rights, Early years and meeting all learners’ needs 10 March 2022 Children in Scotland has welcomed the emphasis on children’s rights, the Early years and meeting...

additional support for learning Children's rights Early years Education education reform inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors learners report

New film shares learning from Early years family support partnership project

... New film shares learning from Early years family support partnership project 8 December 2020 A new film about the learning and recommendations that emerged from Children in Scotland’s Open Kindergartens Early years family support project is...

Early years Early years policy family family centres family support Midlothian Nordic Norway open kindergartens Parenting across Scotland University of Stirling young children

‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from Early years support’

... ‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from Early years support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government

Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

...by developmental psychologist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk raised vital questions about our approach to the Early years, writes Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland's Head of Inclusion  The joint Children in Scotland and ADES seminar Child-centred early...


25 Calls response: Where is the ‘transformative change’ we need to prevent harm? Thirteen years on from Girfec, we’re still focused on crisis rather than prevention

25 Calls response – Prevention and early intervention can help us win the battle against poverty

25 Calls response: Children are constrained by tired gender stereotypes – it’s never too early or late to challenge them
gender

25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

...of inclusion in the education sector and beyond.” Maree Todd, Minister for Childcare and Early years, said: “It is vital that if we are to close the attainment gap we intervene as early as possible to ensure that all children are given...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

An accessible new learning portal for the children’s sector launches

...practitioners’ learning needs. Courses are focused in key skill areas including education in the Early years, additional support needs and mental health and wellbeing. As well as professional development specific to children’s services, there...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...a Mental Health Conference, a three-day residential focussed on trauma-informed approaches, and an Early years Conference – and a range of online learning opportunities via our webinar programme and eLearning Hub (click here for more). We have...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...took another break in 2023 – although having delivered a successful Mental Health conference, Early years conference and 30th Anniversary Networking event, the word ‘break’ might raise eyebrows in our Learning & Events team!   Annual...


Making cyber security fun for children

...discusses a project that is advocating for cyber resilience skills to be developed in the Early years Children are growing up in a digital world. According to a recent report by Ofcom, 97% of children in the UK have access to the internet...


Inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our membership offer Be part of the largest...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

...to the role more than a decade of experience in the children’s sector, having worked with the Early years team at the Scottish Book Trust before joining Children in Scotland as Policy Manager in April 2019. During his time with the...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...here for more Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...here for more Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our membership offer Be part of the largest national children's...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...Plan. Now in their second year, entries for the awards were welcomed across four categories: Early years, primary, secondary and specialist provision. This year's winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors, were selected for how they...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...here for more Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Back to school resources A series of practical...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our membership offer Be part of the largest...


A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics of successful relationships

...here to access Building blocks for change Book now for Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 - 6 November, Glasgow Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a range of services...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...these learning opportunities, Children in Scotland also shares new event dates for its Early years Conference and 30th Anniversary Networking Event, both in November 2023, and its next Annual Conference in May 2024. Children in...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies

...by Children in Scotland’s members and its partners across the sector including Play Scotland, Early years Scotland, Children 1st, YouthLink Scotland and Together.   Share this   2021-2026 Manifesto Our Manifesto outlines key...

health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

Latest issue of Insight now available
care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...to make centres more inclusive.” Share this Early years training We offer a range of CPD for anyone working in or wishing to work in the Early years Click to browse our...

additional support for learning ASL Brexit childcare early learning and childcare Early years inclusion

Children in Scotland calls become pledges in party manifestos

...Scotland, said: “We are pleased to see focus across the political spectrum on the key areas of Early years and childcare, education, health and social care, housing, and local devolution. “We will work hard to ensure that the specific issue...

Children's rights Early years Manifesto News Support

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation
Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...required on school start age Following the announcement today by Minister for Childcare and Early years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing


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Arran Purdie

...Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Ireland, and the UK. She has experience working with students from Early years to adults. Arran has an undergraduate degree in Film and Television Studies and a Masters of Education in Children’s Literature and...

purdie


Early years Conference 2023

... Our Conferences Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 6 November 2023, Glasgow This conference explored the current landscape of the Early years sector in Scotland and share learning on how we can ensure the diverse needs of...


Children in Scotland's Early years Conference 2023 Hub

... Our Conferences Early years Conference 2023 Early years Conference Hub This conference was held 6th November 2023 in Glasgow. This conference explored the current landscape of the Early years sector in Scotland and shared learning on...


The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...child development that are frequently overlooked but essential for a child to thrive in the home, Early years, and school settings. Using current research from world-renowned experts, we will explore the sequence of development for each principle...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...family. Mellow Parenting has made it our mission to make this a reality through upskilling the Early years workforce in our relationship-based parenting programmes that promote responsive caregiving, enhance parental wellbeing, foster positive...


Our history

...Childcare Network brought it into the heart of EU research and policy discussions on Early years.  An array of publications, including Children in Europe magazine (published in some 15 languages), study visits and conferences,...


Our Conferences

...the Murrayfield team worked hard and should be commended for their efforts. Thank you."   Early years Conference 2023 This conference explored the current landscape of the Early years sector in Scotland and shared learning on how we can...


Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...variation of human minds, and the acknowledgment that all minds and bodies have equal value. Early years specialist Kerry Murphy has developed a ‘Neurodiversity & Anti-Ableism Reflection Tool’, and an introduction to it which helps...



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Mindfulness venture for Early years gets financial boost
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... Magazine / News: Early years mindfulness venture receives financial boost Posted 9 November 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity funding mindfulness third sector An Edinburgh-based Early years...

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Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
post

...– here’s everything you need to know Posted 13.10.23 by Alice Hinds Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched the fifth...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
post

...families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve overall health and wellbeing, and...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Social work interventions across Scotland
post

...isn’t tailored to the needs of the local area. Instead, what is needed is more investment into Early years, mental health services, community groups and improved parent advocacy so that the families can get help instead of being...

care Care Review Scottish Government social work Welfare

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
post

...including the education attainment gap. Sturgeon responded by noting investment expansion for Early years childcare and education and the attainment gap: “If you're a young person from a deprived background or a background like the one I...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities
post

...than those in the least deprived. Further evidence of the rise in health inequalities is seen in Early years. The proportion of 27 to 30-month-old children of development concern from the most deprived areas in 2019-20, only matched outcomes of...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Mindful countdown to Christmas launches today
post

...children and their parents can help plant the seeds of focus, calmness, kindness and gratitude in Early years children. Christina Cran, mum of 10-year-old Fin and founder of Wee Seeds, said: “We’ve been through many Decembers now when I’ve...

anxiety Mental Health mindfulness

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare
post

...by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents New research has revealed that affordability and flexibility are key barriers for parents trying to find...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
post

...know that rights-based budgeting and supporting relationships around families, like community and Early years practitioners, youth work, and school-based supports, make a huge difference in children’s lives. On this World Children’s Day,...

Children's rights human rights

Supporting working mothers
post

...for working mothers Posted 1 November 2022, by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Early years working parents Jenifer Johnson (pictured) reflects on the promises of the new Best Start Plan and her hopes for a policy landscape...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

School staff announce September strike dates
post

...of school strikes planned for September Posted 23 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years Education schools Children and young people in nine local authority areas are likely to be affected by strike...

Early years Education schools

Q&A with Sarah Dyer: Kiltwalk for Children in Scotland
post

...the walk Posted 17 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond children and young people Early years Fundraising Sarah Dyer, an Early years Officer from Fife, will be taking The Big Stroll as part of the Kiltwalk 2022 in aid...

children and young people Early years Fundraising

Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary
post

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Posted 1 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing parenting Scotland’s Baby Box has been updated to include new clothing designs and a baby...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
post

...of books donated to families in Scotland Posted 6 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Early years Education Families reading More than 2,500 books have been donated to families supported by Home-Start...

Early years Education Families reading

The value of childminding must be recognised
post

...26 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds
post

... Magazine / News: Scouts welcome new programme for Early years children Posted 9 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning Scouts Scotland has introduced a new...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning