Working in ELC can be both rewarding and challenging, and COVID-19 has impacted lives in a way no-one could have predicted. This Wellbeing Hub, which has been funded by Scottish Government, has been developed to support anyone who works in Early Learning and Childcare both now and in the future!
Click HERE to explore the Hub, find resources, connect with others, sign-up to an event and celebrate the valuable job you do.
Whilst we know that most local authority settings are closed over summer, we wanted to let you know that there are still spaces available for practitioners from local authority or partner settings to join cohort 2 of the Virtual Nature School. The aims of this project are to:
- equip early years practitioners with skills to work outdoors with young children through nature-based, inquiry-led learning
- provide children with fun engaging daily provocations and virtual interaction with their peers while at home
Cohort 2 is open to all ELC practitioners and will run from the 27 July to 18 September.
For more information or if you would like to join, please visit: https://virtualnatureschool.org or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to wish you all a lovely summer!
For many of you it will be a holiday period to relax and recharge your batteries, but not for you all.
A huge thanks to all practitioners who will be continuing to work in providing a valuable service for the families of key workers. We hope you will also have the opportunity to enjoy some time off.
Happy summer everyone!
It has been great to have so many practitioners across Highland attending Google Meet training events during the lockdown period. As Realising the Ambition and Words Up Wednesday events were digital events, please ensure you update your CPD (CPL) Record and/or SSSC PRTL in order to be credited for your participation.
You can find a guide on how to add training events to your CPD Record on the Highland Digital School Hub – please click HERE.
You can find information on how to record your PRTL on the SSSC website HERE.
Wednesday 1st July, 1.30pm – 2.15pm
This week’s key message is Copy and Add.
The is the sixth and last of our weekly opportunities to reflect on and discuss a Words Up key message with members of the SLT team. We hope many of you will join to share your thoughts and ask the SLT team any questions you may have arising from the video or from your own experience of applying Copy and Add within your setting or with your own children. Please watch the Copy and Add video sometime prior to joining the live Q & A session.
Possible aspects to consider are:
• Can you think about when this key message might be difficult?
• Are there areas of the setting/ curriculum that would be easier or more difficult to use this key message in?
• Are there any barriers to putting it in place?
• Are there any children this might not work for/ be more difficult with?
• How does this link to Realising the Ambition?
Your manager will be able to provide the link to this session which is the same as previous Words Up Wednesday sessions.