All About Me and Personal Care Plans

The Early Years Team are working on a new document for “All about Me” and “Personal Care Plans” to be called “Being Me”.

The plan is to make a document that settings can personalise, make their own and at the same time be more user friendly for Staff and Parents to use. We are planning to have this ready early next term and provide a Bitesize session to support staff to use the new document.

Settings would be advised to consider waiting until next term before preparing paperwork for the August arrivals as they may wish to adopt the new document.

Quick reminder to all settings that if you have or will be recruiting new staff it is essential that you are using the National Induction Resource with them.

It is a requirement of the National Standard that this is used with new staff including managers/lead practitioners, practitioners and support workers.

Sub-criteria 1.5 – Staff new to delivering funded ELC within the last year are familiar with the content of the most up-to-date version of the national
induction resource.

It is vital that they are all properly inducted into their new roles and supported in their practice. To ensure that children continue to experience high quality care and support.

The new national induction resource has been created for all staff who are new to delivering ELC to ensure that they are well supported in developing the skills and understanding they need in their role. New staff working in ELC will need to ensure they are familiar with this resource to meet this criteria.

The national induction resource can be accessed here.

Can you help with Outdoor Learning Bitesize Feedback?

A huge thank you to all of the staff and settings who engaged with the outdoor play and learning bitesize sessions in September 2020 and then the re-run of these sessions this term.  It would be really helpful to hear some feedback from you around your experiences of the sessions. If you attended the live sessions or accessed them on the Highland Digital Hub, please take a few minutes to complete a short survey to help improve any further training offerings.  You can access the survey here.  Thank you!

ELC Online Survey

Please share with families.

Parents and carers of young children in Highland can provide feedback on the Council’s ELC childcare settings via an online survey.

The purpose of the survey is to collect views on services provided in Highland. The responses gathered from the survey will help to support delivery of 1140 hours in the most appropriate way to meet the needs of parents, to plan for the future delivery of the service and highlight any changes required.

You can complete the online survey hereThe deadline for collecting responses is 18 April 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, then please contact your local area: