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Early learning and childcare improvement programme

August 2020

As a programme, we would like to say ‘thank you’ to the early learning and childcare and children’s HUBs across Scotland which have supported key workers throughout lockdown. As the majority of early learning and childcare come back online and all schools return, we recognise this is a challenging and anxious time for children, parents/carers and staff and wish you well in this period.

As things settle, going forward we look forward to working with the sector in the weeks and months to come. 

national quality improvement programme has been launched to support early learning and childcare settings who offer funded places and are not currently meeting the quality criteria in the new National Standard. The programme is being delivered by the Care Inspectorate. More information on the new early learning and childcare national standard can be found here.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” Van Gogh

 

 

 

Aim

The aim of the quality improvement programme is to support funded settings to make the improvements needed to meet the quality criteria part of the Early Learning and Childcare national standard.  

Making the Improvements

Selected providers and staff not meeting the national standard will be invited to participate in learning events and supported by the programme to make improvements.  

This will include learning networks, some individual improvement support for providers and settings and good practice resources. The programme will work with local authorities to support the improvement of early learning and childcare settings within their authority area.  

Working collaboratively selected providers and staff will be invited to participate in learning events and will work with the programme to make improvements. In addition to the learning sessions, other work will include learning networks, some individual improvement support for providers and settings and good practice resources. We will work with local authorities to support the improvement of early learning and childcare settings within their authority area.  

Sharing Practice and Key Resources

This section is dedicated to sharing practice, key resources and quick wins which could benefit your day-to-day work in early learning and childcare. Is there any aspect of practice you would like to see in this section, if so please email elcimprove@careinspectorate.gov.scot

Early Learning and Childcare Improvement Programme Webinar – Week 1

Early Learning and Childcare Improvement Programme Webinar – Week 2

Early Learning and Childcare Improvement Programme Webinar – Week 3

Early Learning and Childcare Improvement Programme Webinar – Week 4

Early Learning and Childcare Improvement Programme Webinar – Week 5

There is no video upload for week 5 Webinar, however please see below our resources which were used during the webinar.

Resources to support webinar 5

 

Contact Us

Craig Morris – Senior Improvement Advisor
Fiona Murray – Improvement Advisor 
Vicky Lamb – Improvement Advisor   
Lesley Mitchell - Improvement Support Assistant         
Tracey Foulis – Improvement Support Assistant 

Getting in contact. Please email - elcimprove@careinspectorate.gov.scot
Tweet      #ELCImprove

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