Early Years Matters Issue 8 (spring 2015)

First steps with two-year-olds

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Midlothian Council provides early learning and childcare to two-year-olds through effective partnerships with a range of providers.

What a difference a full day makes

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The flexible approach to the implementation of additional hours of early learning and childcare at Hugh Smiley PreFive Centre.

Making childminding work in Scottish Borders

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How the Scottish Borders Council is working closely with the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) to promote high-quality childminding services to parents and families.

Building the Ambition

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An overview of the Scottish Government's guidance document, Building the Ambition, and some of the supporting materials available.

Introducing Education Scotland’s Children and Families Team

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An outline of the role of Education Scotland’s Children and Families Team.

Remembering children of imprisoned parents

Jean Carwood Edwards discusses the importance of working with children who are affected by parental imprisonment.

Noticeboard updates

News from around the early years community.

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