Welcome to Session 2022-23!

We hope you’ve all had a lovely summer and have been able to take some time off to relax and recharge your batteries. Grateful thanks is due to all managers and practitioners who have been caring for our children during the holiday period. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.

If you have accessed our blog recently, you will notice that it’s had a makeover! We hope you like the new look and will find it easier to navigate and find the information you need. Updating the blog is a time consuming process and despite our best efforts, we haven’t been able to complete the update so please be patient as we continue to work on it over the next term. If you’re unable to find any information, please contact your link EYESO.

We would really appreciate any suggestions on information which could be included in the blog. Please contact ashley.bartlett@highland.gov.uk, clare.blair@highland.gov.uk or mairi.mackay2@highland.gov.uk if you have any ideas or suggestions to make.


The ELC Quality framework

Care Inspectorate have produced a bitesize video to introduce the new quality framework. This is the first in a series aimed at supporting you in using the framework to it’s full potential. You can view using this link: Bitesize introduction to the new ELC Quality Framework – YouTube

Play Pedagogy Toolkit

This multi-media toolkit was updated in August 2022. It aims to support practitioners working with children in the Early Level to appropriately use play pedagogy to support learning and development.

It is designed with practitioners across Scotland to be used in conjunction with Curriculum for Excellence and the refreshed national practice guidance for early years in Scotland Realising the Ambition: Being Me’.

You can view the updated toolkit using this link: https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/early-level-play-pedagogy-toolkit/