early childhood

Early years: filmed conversations with experts

Section on Education Scotland website which contains videos of conversations with experts on the subject of early years. Speakers include Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan, Professor Colwyn Trevarthen and Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop.

0-5: how small children make a big difference

Paper which will demonstrate how vital the early years are to good economics, social mobility, quality of life, and consequently, government plans for modernisation and reform. It explores each of these in turn, and shows why parenting and early-year enrichment make such a big diference.

Backing the future: why investing in children is good for us all

Report that presents the findings and recommendations from the Happiness Counts project, – a partnership between Action for Children, one of the UK’s leading charities and providers of services to vulnerable children, young people and families and nef, one of the UK’s leading independent think-and-do tanks.

Families in the foundation years: evidence pack

Pack that provides a wide range of robust evidence sources that have informed the development of the Families in the Foundation Years policy statement. It will be useful for local commissioners of services for children and families in the foundation years.

The effectiveness of interventions to address health inequalities in the early years: a review of relevant literature

Review prepared to summarise the relevant evidence base and advise policy colleagues of the known effectiveness of specific early years health interventions.

The review covers the following areas: pregnancy at a young age; maternal and foetal health during pregnancy; maternal and child nutrition and physical and mental health; child development and early education; parenting in the early years; vulnerable groups and longer term impacts.

Early years framework: progress so far

Study that builds on existing research by looking specifically at the benefits in Scotland for children with no additional needs, children with moderate additional needs and children with severe additional needs.

Early years portal

Portal designed for those working in health or social services with responsiblity for early years (pre-birth-5 years).

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) review

Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that has gathered evidence from a wide range of people working in the early years sector, including academics, practitioners, representatives of professional organisations, local authorities, parents, carers and children. Evidence has also been collected from national and international research.

Theory into practice for early years professionals at Anglia Ruskin University

Article that describes developing programmes matched to workforce needs that allow students to translate theory into professional practice.