CHANGE Bulletin 4th May 2018

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CHANGE Weekly Bulletin 4th May 2018

CHANGE Hub

The second CHANGE Hub meeting took place on Tuesday 1st May and was hosted by Geraldine Millar, Headteacher of St Paul’s Primary, Shettleston.

The CHANGE team provided a quick recap on the barriers and challenges surrounding childcare in the project area, which members had identified at the last meeting. We also highlighted some of our objectives for supporting services to develop in relation to these. We welcomed some new members of the group to this meeting including Anne McGinley, Team Leader at Bridgeton Health Centre and Councillor Michelle Ferns who is an elected member for the Glasgow Shettleston Ward.

The improvement team from the Children and Young People’s Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC) gave an overview of the model for improvement and the group discussed why this method has been chosen to capture the evidence of impact the hub is making. This methodology is already currently used by many childcare providers in the project area and therefore there will be limited or no change to their evaluation practice.  

We then began to work through the identified barriers, challenges and objectives and combined them into driver statements. This allowed us to reach a consensus on what we could deliver collaboratively. Lastly, we began to identify initial tests we could carry out to begin to implement change. More details of the tests will feature in future bulletins.

For more information on CYPIC please visit their website here

Upcoming events

The CHANGE team will be busy over the next few weeks and we’ll be in attendance at a number of local and national events. This Saturday sees us host our second outdoor play session with local families and, with places fully booked, we hope this goes as well as the first session. You can follow our activities on the day via our Twitter account, @changechildcare

The CHANGE team will also be represented at a number of national events and conferences on a diverse range of subjects ranging from early learning and childcare to the impact of the criminal justice system on family life.

Planning is also underway for our annual knowledge exchange event and we’ll release details of that as soon as they are finalised. We’ll also provide updates on any events we attend via this bulletin. If you have an event that you would like CHANGE to attend or present at please get in touch with us at the details below.

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, aomalley@chidlreninscotland.org.uk or our Policy and Participation Officer, Alison Hay, ahay@childreninscotland.org.uk. 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.