New bitesize sessions on the Care Inspectorate Hub to support improvement.

As part of the Care Inspectorate early learning and childcare improvement programme they have developed a series of 5 bite sized sessions on quick wins.  These aim to help you make easy to implement improvements that will have a positive impact.  They will release one session a week and you can chose the ones that will be helpful to you.  The first session on medication is now available on the hub and you can access it by clicking on the link below.

Safe recruitment
Scottish Social Services Council Registration
Quality assurance calendars

Join the National Conversation to explore how Quality Improvement can support you with Outdoor Play and Learning!

The Children and Young People’s Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC) are hosting a national conversation to support settings develop outdoor play and learning provision.  They are asking settings to think about whether:

  1.  Providing high quality outdoor experiences is one of your key priorities?
  2.  You are interested in finding out about how quality improvement could accelerate improved quality and access to outdoor play and learning within your early learning and childcare setting?

If the answer to these questions is YES, then please join the national conversation on the 17th of November at 11am.  To register to join the conversation please email: 

The conversation is just a 1 hour introduction to share the possible support you can access.  It would be fantastic to have Highland representation in this event and if you’d like further information on taking part you can also contact your link EYESO.

Next Outdoor Learning Bitesize – Approaches to Risk Benefit Assessments

Thank you to all of the staff who joined us for the Outdoor Play and Learning  bitesize last Tuesday! If you missed this, you can find the recorded presentation and slides on the Highland Digital Schools Hub.

The next bitesize session of this series will take place this Thursday, the 8th of October, from 4pm until 4.45pm. 

This session will focus on risk assessment for outdoor learning and play. We’ll be thinking about risky play and how we can use the risk assessment process to judge the hazards and benefits of an activity, or feature, enabling children to safely thrive, play and learn outdoors.

Joining the Early Years Education Support Officer team to co-present this week is Cameron Sprague, Team Leader at Stramash Outdoor Nursery in Fort William.

You can join the session using the google meet link below.