Village Treasure Hunt at Newtonmore Gaelic Nursery

During the second lockdown, staff at Newtonmore Gaelic Nursery wanted to make things a little more interactive for the children and their families. So they introduced a village treasure hunt for their children and invited them to take part. Lindi Binnie and Lesley Gorman involved a loop of Newtonmore in their treasure hunts, visiting places they had been previously with the children. This familiarity helped support their awareness of place and their confidence. And of course, what is a treasure hunt without some treasure at the end?

Read all about it here.

Scottish Government ELC Covid-19 Update 4th March 2021

The Scottish Government have updated their suite of guidance for early learning and childcare, childminders and school age childcare to make sure that staff safety and wellbeing are at the very forefront. The guidance reinforces the importance of risk mitigations, explaining how you will be supported to work as safely as possible and what you should expect from the colleagues you work with. They will be sharing helpful frequently asked questions and answers relating to the reopening and the updated guidance on their social media and wider communications shortly.

Hùb Hàb 2021: Cuairt Bheag (A Wee Walk)

‘S e film goirid a th’ann an Cuairt Bheag a tha ag amas air clann òga ann an sgoiltean-àraich agus bun-sgoiltean Gàidhlig.

Briogaibh air a’ cheangal a leanas gus foirm-clàraidh agus beagan a bharrachd fiosrachaidh fhaighinn mun fhilm:

Thèid ceangal dhan fhilm agus goireasan-sgoile eile co-cheangailte ris a’ phròiseact a chur gu sgoiltean a lionas an fhiorm nas fhaide air adhart an t-seachdains.  Cha tèid cosgais a chur air sgoiltean gus am film fhaicinn.  Ma bhios duilgheadas sam bith agaibh ga fhosgladh leig fios.

Cuairt Bheag (A Wee Walk) is a short film aimed at young children in Gaelic nurseries and Gaelic medium education.

Click on the following link to access the registration form and more information about the film:

A link to the film and additional resources will be sent to participating schools later on in the week.  Schools will not be charged to view the film.  If you have any difficulties accessing the form please get in touch.

Training Opportunities Next Week and Highland CPD Sign-Up Reminder

Training Opportunities Next Week:

Early Years Outdoor Play and Learning: Design Play Principles – Thursday the 11th of March at 4pm until 4.45pm

The aim of the session is to explore the Design Play Principles of David Sobel and how these relate to our practice outdoors.

This session will focus on the seven outdoor design play principles of David Sobel: adventure, fantasy and imagination, animal allies, maps and paths, special places, small worlds and hunting and gathering. This session will explore how these play principles shape outdoor learning environments and Highland practitioners will explain how they have put these play principles into practice.

Please note that places must be booked in advance on Highland CPD and approved by your CPD co-ordinator by Mon 8/3/21.  This session will be held using Microsoft Teams.

For all professional learning opportunities signed up for via the Highland CPD site, please ensure that your CPD co-ordinator approves your request as soon as possible after you apply.  This will guarantee that your continuous professional learning record reflects the training you have attended.