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July 2015
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Edinburgh's Playday
The Grassmarket, Wednesday 29 July, 12.30 - 4.30
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Childcare swapping: a warning for parents
SCMA is aware of an article in Tesco’s magazine that suggests parents could save money by swapping childcare, instead of using a childminder.
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Starcatchers' Creative Skills Programme 2015/2016
Starcatchers is delighted to announce that online registration is open for Creative Skills Training for Early Years Practitioners (including, nursery workers, childminders and play workers), for our 2015-16 programme across seven local authorities: Aberdeen; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh; Fife; Inverclyde; South Lanarkshire.
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Care News – Summer 2015
The summer edition of the Care Inspectorate’s Care News has been published and is full of useful updates.
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Free online course: Caring for vulnerable children
CELCIS and the University of Strathclyde have partnered with FutureLearn to deliver a free online course on caring for vulnerable children.
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Scotland’s Biggest Early Years Conference comes to Edinburgh
‘My Rights, My Voice: Celebrating the Rights of the Child’ takes place in the John McIntyre Centre from 22- 25 July.
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Young Reporters Scotland
Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) have launched a national programme for young people, Young Reporters Scotland (YRS). YRS is an exciting opportunity for young people to build life-changing skills and be part of an international group of young people creatively raising awareness of sustainability issues within their communities.
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SCMA supports Together's Report on the Implementation of the UNCRC
Together Scotland has published the Scottish non-government report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
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e-Bug
e-Bug is a European wide free educational resource website that can be used by primary and secondary schools as a fun way to learn about micro-organisms and prevention and treatment of infection.
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How songs, rhythms and rhyme support early development
We know that reading and singing supports cognitive development, that’s thinking skills. Plenty of research tells us that, including a long-term research study on Scottish children:
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Changes to Welfare – will your business be affected?
Changes in the benefits that families receive and changes to the welfare system may affect childminders in Scotland and the families they work with.
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Childminders asked to contribute to Bookbug’s new resource for toddlers
Bookbug is planning a new musical resource looking for childminders to contribute their ideas.
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