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A letter to all childcare providers following First Minister’s statement

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Today (21 May 2020) the Care Inspectorate have shared a letter from the Scottish Government Early Learning and Childcare Directorate to all childcare providers outlining what the First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament today will mean for them.  The Routemap includes reference to the re-opening of childminding…

Read More Published: 21.05.20

New Science Planning Tool from Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE)

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Education Scotland have shared information on this new online resource on the STEM Wakelet, to support planning for meaningful and engaging primary science experiences. Individual planners for each experience and outcome have been produced and include a list of suggested activities and links, as well as further lesson…

Read More Published: 21.05.20

Free home play pack from Play Scotland

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Play Scotland have launched the home play pack which is free to organisations in Scotland working with children and families in these challenging times. The downloadable booklet includes lots of ideas including ‘Getting out in local spaces’ (p10). 

Read More Published: 21.05.20

Wee Green Fingers Fun Pack

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This pack full of games and activities to explore gardening for biodiversity is now available on the OWL Scotland website (as a zipped file), also listed under Early Years resources.

Read More Published: 21.05.20

Thursday 21st May is Outdoor Classroom (or home school outdoors) Day!

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Why don’t you join in, and have the opportunity to put your school or household on the map to show that you’re part of the global Outdoor Classroom Day movement! In these challenging times, we can all help to promote the joys of learning outdoors and Learning…

Read More Published: 20.05.20

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry and Land Scotland Scottish Forestry Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland