The following information provides guidance on how to identify and support children’s strengths and needs to enable all children to achieve success.
Also see the Care Inspectorate: Guide for providers on personal planning. Early Learning and Childcare.
Just Ask – Equiry Helpline
The Just Ask enquiry line is for parents, carers, children, young people, and those who work with them. Follow the link for more information – Just Ask
The Pre-school Home Visiting Teachers (PSHVT), as part of the Highland Council Psychological Service, have made a selection of advice sheets on a number of topics related to Additional Support Needs (ASN).
EASEYS for ASN Encourage and Support Early Years Skills for Additional Support Needs
The purpose of the EASEYS is to provide a variety of practical ideas and support strategies for parents/carers and staff supporting children in Early Years.
PLAY IDEAS is a selection of activity sheets to supplement the main EASEYS for ASN topics.
The purpose of ‘Play Ideas’ is to explore differentiated play, providing a variety of practical games and activities for parents/carers and staff in the Early Years.
Both the EASEYS for ASN and Play Ideas are being added to with new topics so please subscribe the Blog www.highlandcouncilpsychologicalservice.wordpress.com and follow to get regular updates.
EAL Highland provides a variety of resources and strategies for supporting ELC pupils at different stages of their language acquisition. These include Teddy Talk which is a structured programme designed to develop core vocabulary and self-confidence.
You can also access the EAL Profile here.
Armed Forces – support for families and schools
If you have families in the armed forces a wealth of information can be found here at Armed Forces – support for families and schools. Further training will be available soon specifically aimed at all staff working in or supporting ELC settings there will be a blog post to let you know when this is ready.