ELC Accident/Incident Form

An ELC Accident/Incident Form and guidance notes have been developed in response to several enquiries about the required content of accident/incident forms in ELC settings. These have now been approved by Care Inspectorate and Highland Council and can be used in ELC settings. However, there is no need to use them if your setting’s current form records all the required information.mr bump

CLICK HERE  to access the Accident/Incident Form       

CLICK HERE  to access the guidance

Gender Equal Play in ELC

This resource has been developed for early years educators and it will also be helpful for parents, and anyone working with young children. It explains the importance of challenging gender stereotyping in the early years and provides ideas and examples of existing practice from across Scotland.

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In addition to this it suggests questions that could be used as part of self-evaluation to support the development of change in your setting and provides links to other supporting documents.




National Standard Update

In order to ensure that the Funding Follows the Child approach will be introduced in August 2020 alongside the statutory roll-out of the expanded entitlement to 1140 hours the Scottish Government have produced the following:

national standardFunding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers: principles and practice – gov.scot

This document sets out the approach and National Standard which all providers wishing to deliver the funded entitlement will have to meet.

The criteria are set in order to ensure that the funded ELC entitlement is delivered in high quality settings and focus on what children and their families should expect from the ELC experience, regardless of where they access their funded entitlement.

In addition to this document you can access a ‘Frequently asked questions for local authorities and providers’ document here Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers: guidance for local authorities – gov.scot







Annual STEM professional learning practitioner survey

For early learning and childcare, primary, ASN and secondary practitioners and school/centre leaders.

Education Scotland and the Scottish Government are inviting practitioners to complete our annual STEM professional learning practitioner survey by Friday 11th January 2019.

Your response will play a crucial role in shaping the implementation of the STEM Education and Training Strategy. It will also guide key decisions about the national and local support that is provided through our Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme. The information you provide will ensure that practitioners in relevant sectors, and in various geographical locations, have access to high-quality professional learning that meets their needs. It will also help us to track improvements in the provision of professional learning over the lifetime of the STEM Strategy (2017-2022) and will enable us to identify where further support may be required.

Your individual response will not be shared with other organisations. However, the anonymised findings from the survey will be shared widely to ensure transparency and to help STEM partner organisations align their programmes to your priorities.


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