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LAST UPDATED: 15th May 2020 Early Level Play Pedagogy Toolkit

This toolkit aims to support practitioners working with children in the Early Level to appropriately use play pedagogy to support learning and development.

LAST UPDATED: 12th February 2020 The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Education

This publication explains 'the Reggio approach' and explores how aspects of this pedagogical approach could be adapted and used to support improvement in Scotland.

LAST UPDATED: 17th April 2020 Effective observation leading to effective assessment

The aim of this resource is to support practitioners working with young children to improve their knowledge, understanding and practice relating to assessment using effective observation.

LAST UPDATED: 24th April 2020 Effective environments to promote learning for children aged zero to five

​This learning resource includes case studies from two different settings in different areas of Scotland.

LAST UPDATED: 27th February 2019 Schematic play - Taking a closer look

Find out about schemas - the behaviours children go through when they are exploring the world.

LAST UPDATED: 10th August 2020 Buddy Language and Communication Training: NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Buddy Language and Communication Training has developed across NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

LAST UPDATED: 27th June 2019 Inspiring environments for high-quality learning

​This example of practice describes how ELCC staff across Clackmannanshire and Stirling improved the environment of their setting.

LAST UPDATED: 12th February 2020 Children’s voices at Victoria Quay Nursery

​This practice exemplar describes the approach taken by staff from Victoria Quay Nursery towards providing opportunities for children to take part in the recruitment of nursery staff.

LAST UPDATED: 10th June 2020 Building the Ambition at Cowgate Under 5s Centre

This practice exemplar from Cowgate Under 5s Centre in Edinburgh contains a series of five short video clips that showcase the high quality provision on offer at the setting.

LAST UPDATED: 27th June 2019 Sketchnote - Cornton Nursery - Ownership of vision, aims and values - August 2018

This sketchnote provides a visual description of the practice and approaches identified as excellent practice in the inspection of Cornton Nursery.