early childhood

Materials designed to lead practitioners and their colleagues create a developmentally appropriate, supportive and stimulating environment in which children can enjoy experimenting with and learning language.

It can be implemented whether children are in early years settings, with a childminder or at home with their parents.

Report that provides the findings of the evaluation of the early education pilot for disadvantaged two year old children (the pilot).

This study aimed to assess the impact of the pilot by looking at: how well the pilot was targeted, parents’ experiences of taking up a pilot place, the quality of the pilot settings, the impact on the children’s cognitive and sociobehaviour, and parents’ views and experiences of using a pilot place.

Paper that summarises the key issues and messages from a collective report of four case studies of inspiring practice presented at the Peer Review Seminar in Belfast. These case studies provided examples of practice from Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Poland and Wales.

Case studies of how Healthier Wealthier Children has been able to assists families struggling with money worries in difficult circumstances.

The case studies have been provided from North, East, South East and South West Glasgow, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire. They exemplify the work being undertaken by Healthier Wealthier Children across NHSGGC.

Report that presents the evaluation findings from the Healthier, Wealthier Children (HWC) project. The project involved developing new approaches to providing money and welfare advice to pregnant women and families with children at risk of, or experiencing, child poverty across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC).

Funded by the Scottish Government, the 15-month project involved a range of partners including NHS GGC, Glasgow City Council, other council partners, and the voluntary sector.

Publications page of Parenting across Scotland, which contains research on the importance of early years, and effective approaches to parenting and family support.

Guide that will be of interest to those working with infants, their parents and carers, and those engaged in educating children, young people and adults in issues around childcare and parenting.

The National Parenting Strategy has one clear purpose: to act as a vehicle for valuing, equipping and supporting parents to be the best that they can be so that they, in turn, can give the children and young people of Scotland the best start in life.

Report on the Family Action Perinatal Support Project which was established at four sites across the UK in 2010 and evolved from the early work of Newpin.

The aim of this service was to offer women experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression support from volunteer befrienders who had experienced such perinatal mental health problems. A total of 86 volunteer befrienders were recruited and trained, and the service was provided to around 189 women during the study period.