Pre-School Home Visiting Teacher News!

PSHVT 2Last month, the Pre-School Home Visiting Teacher (PSHVT) team from Highland hosted the 24th Annual Conference for the Scottish Association of Pre-School Home Visiting Teachers. The event venue was the Perth Concert Hall which was an ideal and central location for everyone to meet from across Scotland and the islands.

This year’s theme was “Building Resilience Together”. Keynote speakers, Bernadette Cairns and James Mctaggart delivered on the topics of “Building Resilience in Teams” and “ACE-Aware and Building Resilience” respectively.  Throughout the day the theme of looking after our own wellbeing as practitioners was nourished with feel good activities delivered by Steve from Drumfun, who also delivered a talk on how to create a safe and nurturing environment using music and rhythm to promote relationships, confidence and communication.

The Highland PSHVT team gave all members of the association a “bag full of wellbeing” which included a keying full of self-regulation ideas suitable to use with children and practitioners alike.  Ask your local PSHVT for a copy and for more information on self-regulation for children with ASN.

I can drink fresh water at all times.

As we enjoy this spell of hot, sunny weather we need to encourage children to drink water regularly as they may not remember to have a drink by themselves and can dehydrate quickly.

We should be mindful of one of the descriptors in the new Health and Social Care Standards:

‘I can drink fresh water at all times’    pic

Care Inspectorate Hub

Did you know that you can create your own account on the Care Inspectorate Hub?  Registering with The Hub will allow you to open a personal account in which you can search for and save a range of documents to support practice in your setting.

Click on the image to register.




Helicopter Stories Training with Trisha Lee

helicopter stories

The Helicopter Stories approach, pioneered by Vivian Gussan Paley and championed in the UK by Trisha Lee harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire powerful learning outcomes in key curriculum areas, such as Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Trisha Lee will be delivering two training sessions around using the Helicopter Stories approach in Elgin on the 5th and 6th of June.

For further details of the sessions, including how to book your place, download the PDF poster below.

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