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Childsmile Toothbrushing

Here at Smallworld Nursery, we take great pride in offering the Childsmile Toothbrushing routine daily. The children enjoy this experience and the learning opportunities throughout is endless. Childsmile is introduced at nursery, to ensure that children have access to toothbrushes and toothpaste but also to support the basic life skill and routine of toothbrushing. All of our staff are highly...

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Congratulations to Kelly on completing your course work to qualify as an Early Years Practitioner

Kelly is our most recent staff member to complete her SVQ3 in Early Childhood Practice to gain her qualification to become a qualified Early Years Practitioner. Kelly is a valued member of our Baby Room staff and is adored by staff, parents and the babies themselves. Well done Kelly, studying, working and running a family is almost impossible at times...

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Safe and Together Module Training

As manager, I completed the Safe and Together module which is designed to support victims of domestic abuse, including children. This was a full on learning process which involved approx. 50 hours of learning and an end of programme assessment. It really highlighted to me the impact which domestic abuse has on children and how they should be seen as...

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ASD Training delivered by the Angus Council’s Autism Team

We were lucky enough to be joined by Angus Council’s Autism team who delivered 3 separate sessions of 1 ½ hours training to different groups of staff. Everyone felt that the training was beneficial and came away from it with different strategies which we can implement into our daily routines. Our staff feedback from the course: “I now have a...

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Supporting Children Affected by Parent Imprisonment

Today Rachael, Mhiran and myself made the 4 hour round trip to HMS Low Moss in Glasgow. We were all feeling quite anxious as we had been sent an email telling us to only take photographic I.D. as our phones and I-watches would be taken off at the door. We had to go through security and leave everything in a...

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The Solihull Approach: An Introduction 

“The model is about the fundamentals of life…how we relate to each other, how we process our emotions and how knowing about this makes a difference.” The Solihull Approach is a highly practical way of working with our families within a robust theoretical structure. The content is not revolutionary but what is new is the range of content that has...

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