CHANGE Bulletin 15th June 2018

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CHANGE Weekly Bulletin 15th June


Improvement methodology

Regular readers of the CHANGE bulletin will know that we recently established the CHANGE Hub. The Hub is made up of organisations and individuals working children and families in Glasgow East, who are taking a collaborative approach to assess what changes can be made to help support families’ access to services.

A key strand of this work will be the improvement methodology that is currently utilised by the Children and Young People’s Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC). We are grateful for the support of the CYPIC and Alison has spent most of this week attending their Scottish Coaching and Leading for Improvement residential seminar. We will publish an update on the learning from this event, and how we will utilise this with the Hub, in the near future. More information on the CYPIC is available on their website here.  You can also read about the residential seminar on Twitter by searching for #CYPICSCLIP. 

Childcare Voices

We are in the initial stages of developing a strand of community engagement work that we are calling Childcare Voices. We will be looking to capture short audio clips of people talking about their experience of using childcare in Glasgow East. We hope to carry out most of the recordings over the summer holiday period. If you are involved with a service working with children and families in the area and would like to be involved, or if you would like to suggest some participants, then please get in touch with our Project Officer, Anthony O’Malley on 07414 610 096 or by emailing

Children and families' sector news

SOSCN – STEM courses

The Scottish Out of School Network (SOSCN) has now opened registration for its Creative Computing STEM programme. This is open to all out of school cares in Scotland. Previous courses have received great feedback and CHANGE recently heard from a childcare provider that this programme had played a key role in their service being awarded a grade of ‘Excellent’ during a recent Care Inspectorate inspection. More information on these courses can be found here

Nancy Ovens Play Awards 2018

The National Awards for Play in Scotland, 2018 nominations process is about to close but there is still time to put your service forward. The awards, overseen by the Nancy Ovens Trust, are the only national play awards in Scotland. Entries are accepted across a range of categories, which this year includes a special award related to the Year of Young People. More information on these categories and guidance for entrants is available on the Nancy Ovens Trust website here

Contribute to CHANGE

We welcome and encourage input from anyone who has an interest in childcare or community wellbeing in Glasgow East. If you’d like to discuss this with a member of the CHANGE team please contact our Project Officer, Anthony O’Malley, or our Policy and Participation Officer, Alison Hay, Both Anthony and Alison are based in Glasgow East at least four days per week and are happy to chat to anyone who feels they have something to contribute to the project.