Early Years

A collection of resources on the topic of early years.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 19th February 2014 and received Royal Assent on 27th March 2014.
 

Baby bonds: parenting, attachment and a secure base for children

Report which identifies that as many as 40 per cent of children lack secure bonds, and there is particular concern for the 15 per cent who actively resist their parent. It recommends more support for good parenting and attachment by health visitors and children’s centres, with evidence-based interventions for those identified as higher risk.

The experiences of mothers aged under 20: analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study

The aim of this research was to use data from the Growing Up in Scotland study to explore the characteristics, circumstances and experiences of first-time mothers in Scotland aged under 20 at the time of the child‟s birth and examine how they compare with those of older mothers in two age groups – those aged 20 to 24 and those aged 25 or older.

Play strategy for Scotland: our vision

Strategy that is built on the views of children and young people, parents and carers, the play sector and others involved in their wellbeing. Together with the action plan it seeks to improve the play experiences of all children and young people, including those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Review of SCMA Community Childminding and Working for Families Services

Small scale, largely qualitative review of the community childminding schemes offered through the auspices of the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) that was commissioned to consider the benefits of these services for children, families and society.

Community childminding in Dumfries and Galloway and in Aberdeen is briefly reviewed but, at the suggestion of SCMA, it also focused on community childminding in two particular cases – Scottish Borders Supported Childminding Scheme and Edinburgh Working for Families Scheme.

Scottish Childminding Association Community Childminding Service - evaluation report: Fife and Stirling

Report that demonstrates the impact of both Fife and Stirling Community Childminding Services that are funded by the Scottish Government's Early Years Action Fund, administered by Inspiring Scotland.

Give us a hand with childcare: 10 key messages from parents in Scotland

Report that outlines the 10 key messages and issues that the parents who took part in these conversations raised about using and accessing childcare.

Briefing on Triple P - positive parenting program

Briefing on the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. This workforce includes those working in local authority, health and voluntary sectors and those commissioning services.

Briefing on the Incredible Years Parenting Programmes

Briefing on the Incredible Years (IY) Programme, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. This workforce includes those working in local authority, health and voluntary sectors and those commissioning services.

Briefing on the Family Nurse Partnership

Briefing on the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence.