Protecting children and young people – how our multi-professional resource can help you understand everyone’s roles

Professionals working together and understanding each other’s role plays a vital part in protecting children and young people and comes up as a critically important issues time and ... Continue Reading →

SSSC welcomes expansion of early years workforce

The SSSC welcomes the Scottish Government’s announcement of £1.5million funding for the expansion of the early years workforce. The investment will fund an extra 270 BA Childhood ... Continue Reading →

Important advice for early years practitioners

On 28 June 2016 the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills published the ‘Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education – A Delivery Plan ... Continue Reading →

New SSKS early years and care for older people portals

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) has updated two of their web portals which showcase early years and care for older people ebooks and journals. The new portals make it easier ... Continue Reading →

Expand your child care skills with myNDNA

Do you work in a nursery or out of school care? National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has recently launched a free online early years community, where you can find help and support ... Continue Reading →

Leading the way for early learning and child care

Everyone working in early learning and child care are important leaders for the children they work with, their families and colleagues. That was the message at a leadership event for ... Continue Reading →

Has the Childhood Practice Award made a difference?

In one word… YES! Latest evidence from Education Scotland’s Making the Difference report reveals the positive impact of the BA Childhood Practice qualification has had on children’s ... Continue Reading →

Go for it – gaining qualifications

Are you or will you have to gain a qualification to meet your SSSC registration? Debbie Barclay, an Assistant Play Worker at the Out of School Care Service in Inverclyde tells us about ... Continue Reading →