Cowgate Under 5’s Centre in Edinburgh have created open play spaces for all ages of children to move freely indoors and out. Lynn McNair, Head of Centre, shares how staff researched the change and the benefits it has made to practice.
Overview from Elizabeth King, Principal Psychologist, South Lanarkshire Council, discusses one of the most prominent psychological theories influencing clinical interventions, teaching approaches and child-care policies.
Children’s services staff across Aberdeen City Council develop a shared understanding of attachment-led practice. Dr Suzanne Zeedyk supports the beginning of their attachment improvement journey.
Joanna Gray, Educational Psychologist (Probationer) and Angela Heasman, Head Teacher, share the background of the HEART (How Early Attachment Relationships support Transition) multi-agency group in South Lanarkshire.
Margaret Dorrans, Manager at Bishopbriggs Childcare Centre, shares how the centre has used the Early Years Collaborative Improvement Model to encourage healthy eating and cooking at home.
An introduction to Early Years Matters 7 from Maureen Mallon, Assistant Director, Children and Families.
Liz Paterson, Professional Adviser at the Scottish Government, explains the new National Practice Guidance on Early Learning and Childcare.
Partnership working between Education Scotland and West Dunbartonshire Council has a focus on family learning. The research looks at the impact on families and communities within the local authority area.