CHANGE Weekly Bulletin 22nd June
Summer for CHANGE
We will be taking a short break from our weekly bulletin in July to allow us to reflect on how we share information and updates on the CHANGE project. We will reintroduce the bulletin in August with a focus on sharing our learning and our plans as we enter the third year of the project in October.
The CHANGE team will be working hard over the summer months as we begin to test some changes alongside partners in the CHANGE Hub and we will be meeting with a number of groups and services to update them on our progress. We will also begin to share our learning from the second phase of our community engagement work that involved gathering the views of families who may have additional barriers to accessing childcare. Look out for some blogs over the coming weeks that will discuss this community engagement and our work with the Children and Young People’s Improvement Collaborative. You can also keep up to date with the project via Twitter where our account is @changechildcare.
Family Voices, Glasgow East
Work is progressing on another strand of our community engagement work, which initially had the working title of Childcare Voices. The name that we will be using for this going forward will be Family Voices, Glasgow East. We will be looking to capture short audio clips of people talking about their experience of using childcare and other services working with families in Glasgow East. We will then compile an audio track using these soundbites that we will share at local and national events as well as via our social media and other digital outputs.
We hope to carry out most of the recordings over the summer holiday period and we are now seeking participants to take part. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and families' sector news
Education Scotland – Nurture, ACEs and trauma informed practice
Education Scotland has uploaded a new publication and best practice guide on their improvement hub that discusses nurture, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma informed practice. This resource provides a background to these theories and discusses the commonalities between each approach. There are also self-evaluation questions and discussion of how to implement the approaches in practice, which childcare services may find useful. For more information and to download the related documents please visit Education Scotland’s National Improvement Hub here.
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) has announced a new Integrated Childminding Service for Glasgow. This will allow childminders to become part of the provision of statutory Early Learning and Childcare or Community Childminding Service models. Any childminders who are interested in taking part must submit their application by Monday 25th June. Information on how to apply and dates of training sessions can be found on the SCMA 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, email@example.com or our Policy and Participation Officer, Alison Hay, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.