Online event supporting your wellbeing.

Online Event – Supporting your Wellbeing 10 free online wellbeing sessions are being offered to the early years sector by Early Years Scotland through funding from the Scottish Government. These are Phase 2 of the free online wellbeing events being offered in conjunction with the Team ELC Wellbeing Hub, which can be found here. These ten sessions will be delivered by Marie-Claire Donnelly, Wellness Guide, Yoga Teacher and Meditation Guide. The next session is Friday 20th November at 9:30am and you can register to attend here. 

Morrisons offers teachers and school staff 10% off all groceries

From Monday the 2nd of November, all teachers and school staff will be able to claim a 10% discount on their shopping in Morrisons stores nationwide, as a special thank you for looking after the nation’s children through the pandemic.

To claim the discount, simply show your nursery, school or college photo ID card at the till.  You’ll find the full terms and conditions at the site below.

Winter Planning for ELC Providers including Childminders

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Care Inspectorate Chief Executive Peter MacLeod has written a letter to providers of early learning and childcare (ELC), including childminders and school aged children, to let them know about the the range of scrutiny Care Inspectorate may undertake with services during the coming months. The letter also shares key areas of concerns Care Inspectorate have found during recent scrutiny activity, to support settings to prepare for the coming months.

You can read the letter HERE

Summary Covid-19 Guidance for ELC Services

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Education Scotland has produced a document to support practitioner’s ongoing work to continue to keep settings safe places to work and learn. It provides a brief overview of current expectations and summarises recent changes to the Covid-19 guidance for early learning and childcare services. Where appropriate, please share theses changes with families through your ongoing engagement with them. It may also be helpful to share how Scotland’s protection levels may impact on services.

You can find the document HERE