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21 Feb 2020

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New online module to support childcare staff development

Early learning and childcare (ELC) staff are receiving new help to inspire young children in science and maths. 

A new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning package, developed in partnership with the Scottish Government and the University of the West of Scotland, provides multimedia resources and activities for staff to help babies and children to develop curiosity in the world around them. 

It is the first in a suite of free continuous professional learning modules being rolled out as part of a drive to increase the quality of early learning and childcare services, ahead of the near doubling of childcare entitlement from this August. 

As well as inspiring, child-led and play-based approaches to develop children’s early learning in STEM, the module will also help to make sure that learning is delivered in a gender-neutral way. 

Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd said: 

‘ELC settings are already great at inspiring and developing children’s curiosity in the world around us. This module showcases some of the brilliant learning in STEM and supports practitioners to give children the highest quality learning in these topics. 

‘While nearly doubling the entitlement to funded early learning and childcare for parents, we are also providing continuous professional learning for staff to ensure skills and knowledge are up to date and follow best practice.’ 

View the online module here.

Contact information

Sandra Wilson
Communications Officer
Scottish Social Services Council