ELC Improvement Programme
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Early learning and childcare improvement programme

ELC Update January 2021

 

national quality improvement programme to support early learning and childcare (ELC) 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 ELC national standard can be found here.

Remember to take the time to review the bitesize resources we have available and if you any feedback on these please get in touch with us via our email address we look forward to hearing from you.

Our latest Newsletter can be read here

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

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

Making the Improvements

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

This will include learning networks, some individual improvement support for providers and settings and develop 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.  

Bitesize Session - Quality Improvement

We have created a series of quality improvement bitesize sessions. There will be four in the series to introduce and support you in applying quality improvement methodology within your own service. These sessions are designed to be viewed consecutively, with short activities to support you in making sustained improvements within your service. 

Week 1 - Identifying an area:

Identifying an area - word doc.

 

Week 2 - Testing your idea:

Testing your idea example
Testing your idea

 

Week 3 - Getting Started

Change ideas doc.
Change planning example sheet
Change planning sheet
Model for Improvement

 

Week 4 - PDSA Cycle

PDSA Cycle doc.

Bitesize Sessions - Quick Wins

We have developed a series of 5 bite sized sessions on quick wins.  These aim to help you make easy to implement improvements that will have a positive impact.  The changes can be delivered quickly, with minimal effort.  We will release one session a week and you can chose the ones that will be helpful to you.  The sessions are:

Medication
Safe recruitment
Scottish Social Services Council Registration
Notifications
Quality assurance calendars

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Week 1 - Medication:

Management of medication
in daycare of children and
childminding services 

Do not use antipyretic agents with the sole aim of reducing body temperature in children with fever. Antipyretic agents

Coronavirus in Children

 

Week 2 - Safe Recruitment

 

Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment

Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice

 

Week 3 - Scottish Social Services Council  Registration

Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice

MySSSC log in

Scottish Social Services Council registration

 

Week 4 - Notifications

Care Inspectorate eforms

 

Week 5 - Quality Assurance Calendars

QA calendar pdf document 

Thank you for watching our bite sized session on quick wins we hope you have found these helpful.  Please click the link below to complete a survey with your feedback.  Thank you.

Quick wins survey

Bitesize Sessions - Key Question 5 self-evaluation

Welcome to our series of four short, bitesize sessions to introduce and support services in completing their Key Question 5 self-evaluation.  They share some pointers and reminders which will support you to think about the information and detail required to ensure you get the very best from your service self-evaluation.  The sessions have been designed to be viewed in sequence.  

To help us measure the impact of these sessions, we would be grateful if you could complete the short feedback questionnaire at the end of session four.

ELC self-evaluation: Introduction to self-evaluation (session 1)

ELC self-evaluation: How are we doing (session 2)

ELC self-evaluation: How do we know (session 3)

ELC self-evaluation: What are we going to do now (session 4)

To help us measure the impact of these sessions, please complete this short feedback questionnaire once you have watched all four sessions. Thank you. ​

 

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

Tweet      #ELCImprove

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Starting your improvement journey

An introduction to improvement theory and how to achieve positive change

Health and Social Care Standards

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Latest Children and Young People Bulletin

A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments concerning children and young people

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