Highland Council Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Advice Line

Every Tuesday between 2pm and 5pm there will be members of the Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy teams available to answer any questions you may have about a child or young person’s development.

The advice line is open for all parents, carers and professionals in Highland area to access.

Please feel free to call in to discuss aTelephoneny concerns on 07785477686

World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018: 19/11/18 – 23/11/18

Monday 19th November 2018 – Friday 23rd November 2018, is:
World Nursery Rhyme Week

When taking a developmental approach to emerging literacy, nursery rhymes are a great way of supporting the development of literacy, language and communication skills. Get your children involved with the free resources from Music Bug.

CLICK HERE for World Nursery Rhyme Week Information and Registration

“Rhyme a Day Challenge” songs for 2018
•Monday 19th November 2018: ‘Bobby Shafto’.
•Tuesday 20th November 2018: ‘Humpty Dumpty’.
•Wednesday 21st November 2018: ‘A Sailor Went to Sea’.
•Thursday 22nd November 2017: ‘I’m a Little Teapot’.
•Friday 23rd November 2017: ‘Round and Round the Garden’.

Online Science CPD Opportunity for Early and First Level Staff

SSERCTeddy in the Park is an online training programme facilitated by the Scottish School Education Research Centre (SSERC).   This training is aimed at supporting Early and First level staff gain practical ideas and experience to facilitate science led Play and investigation with our youngest learners.

Practitioners join an online GLOW Meet from their own setting where SSERC staff guide them through activities which are designed to promote development of knowledge and understanding, as well as inspire staff to deliver new ideas for practical science.  This training opportunity is supported by RAiSE (Raising Aspirations in Science Education) and the Highland Council.  There is no cost for this training.

The online GLOW Meet will take place on Wednesday the 10th of October from 3.45pm – 4.45pm.

For more infomation, please see the poster attached below.

Teddy in the Park Poster – August 2018

Places on the programme are limited.  If you are interested in signing up, please contact your EYESO before Monday the 3rd of September.


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.