Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Innovation Awards – Guest Blog from Children’s Minister Maree Todd
6th January 2020 by Maree Todd MSP
I often tell people that I have the best job in government, and I sincerely believe that I do. I can’t think of anything more important than trying to improve the life chances of our children and young people, and it’s something that I, along with the thousands of people working in the early learning...
26th March 2018 by John Swinney MSP
Today Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, will host an event bringing together Government Ministers and key stakeholders with an interest in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). More than 80 experts working across Scotland in all of the main sectors affected by ACEs will take part in discussions aimed at understanding...
6th December 2017 by Maree Todd MSP
Yesterday, I opened the new family visitor centre in HMP Low Moss in Bishopbriggs. It is the fourth new centre to have opened at a prison in Scotland this year and will allow the children and families of those in custody an opportunity to relax and play before visiting their loved ones, as well as...
21st November 2017 by Education News Team
Today over 700 practitioners representing the early years, health, education, police, social work and third sector services will gather in Glasgow to discuss how to make Scotland the #BestPlacetoGrowUp. They will be joined by the Deputy First Minister, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, the Minister for Childcare and Early Years...
15th November 2017 by John Swinney MSP
Anti-Bullying Week provides us with the opportunity to send a clear and positive message that bullying of any kind, whether it takes place face to face or online, is totally unacceptable and when it happens, we all have a responsibility to address it. Today we are launching our refreshed anti-bullying guidance for everyone who works...
23rd December 2016 by Mark McDonald
Yesterday, I was fortunate to visit Larkhall Children’s Centre, meet the children, staff and parents and see for myself how the nursery there is helping deliver the Scottish Government’s aims to expand free early learning and childcare. The children were fantastic and it was clear that they are benefitting from an extremely high quality of...