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.
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Thank you to everyone who has joined the outdoor play and learning bitesize sessions this term. If you would like to watch the recordings or view the presentation slides, you can find them on the Highland Digital Schools Hub here.
If you are looking for further information you can find this on the outdoor play and learning padlet here.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A refreshed edition of the ELC National Induction Resource has been launched to reflect changes to the sector as a result of the pandemic, and developments in practice support since the resource was first published. The refreshed resource highlights and signposts to key sources of information and support for those starting their career in ELC.
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.