National Early Years Network

NHS Health Scotland is the national health improvement agency for the NHS and they have established an early years network which co-ordinates learning events and the following are links to event coming up in 2010. You will also find details of how to join this network and recieve their email bulletins direct below.


Early Years National Conference 4 February, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot Watt

The re run of the national Early Years conference will be held on the 4 February, registration is now open.  There will be video conferencing for the presentations.  If you would like to use the video conferencing I would be grateful if you could reply to by the 15 January.  


Children and Young People Evidence Alert

Please follow the link for the December evidence alert


The Best Possible Start: A Maternity Services Conference, Tuesday 4 May 2010

See flyer attached. 

The full agenda for the conference will be available by early 2010.  to receive the programme and application form email


Early Child Development: A Powerful Equaliser  21 January 2010 6pm Surgeons’ Hall, The Symposium Hall, Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DW

See flyer attached

Dr Clyde Hertzman is Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), College for Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC; Tier I Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development; and Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Under Dr Hertzman’s leadership, HELP (est 2001) has developed into an internationally recognised and unique research network that integrates the behavioural and social sciences with biomedical sciences to study life course development, with a particular focus on early child development.


If you know of any colleagues who would be interested in joining the network please ask them to email their details to


Maternity Services conference