Service Development Fund report form – Tranent and Musselburgh Baby Massage (Jan-June2015)

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Tranent Musselburgh baby massage Development Fund Report June 2015

Funding is requested to provide 3 Baby Massage courses in the Tranent Cluster for 2015 (school term times). Courses will be provided at Tranent Library (MacNeil room), being a central location, be promoted by Health Visitors and advertised via Tranent SFTS Facebook page. Courses will be for 1hour for 4 weeks. The courses are slightly shorter in time as the discussion part of the session will roll into the existing NCT Early Days drop-in. This is due to limited room and instructor availablility. One course will be delivered from May-June and two courses between August-December, depending on demand. Baby Massage is part of Tranent Cluster’s Parenting Pathway and is recognised as a positive, bonding experience for parents and babies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tranent Musselburgh baby massage Development Fund Report June 2015

Funding is requested to provide 3 Baby Massage courses in the Tranent Cluster for 2015 (school term times). Courses will be provided at Tranent Library (MacNeil room), being a central location, be promoted by Health Visitors and advertised via Tranent SFTS Facebook page. Courses will be for 1hour for 4 weeks. The courses are slightly shorter in time as the discussion part of the session will roll into the existing NCT Early Days drop-in. This is due to limited room and instructor availablility. One course will be delivered from May-June and two courses between August-December, depending on demand. Baby Massage is part of Tranent Cluster’s Parenting Pathway and is recognised as a positive, bonding experience for parents and babies.

 

 

 

 

 

Service Development Fund Report – Child Development Course S3 students Musselburgh Grammar

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Community Learning & Development and Musselburgh Grammar School are working in partnership to develop and deliver a Child Development Course for S3 students. The course will be delivered to 40 students (2 classes) for 2 hours per week for the duration of the school year starting June 2014. The course aims to provide students with an introduction to child development and an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills in childcare, storytelling, play, healthy eating, baby and child First Aid. They will also be able to do short term placements in local childcare settings to apply classroom learning. The course aims to provide valuable life skills for students as parents of the future, and increase employability schools.

Child Development Course S3 Muss gram fund Report 2015

Service Development Fund Report – PEEP Messy Play Prestonpans

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We would like to develop Messy Play with Parents from the Prestonpans area at the Pennypit centre.   We have a large creche space with an out door area, which would be a good area to encourage participation in the benefits of Messy play.   We have had some taister sessions in 2013 and the feed back from parents was very positive.    We would like to promote PEEP through the Messy Play sessions and advertise the groups through local Health visitors targeting parents with Children under 3 building peer support to encourage parents who are harder to reach.   We would also like to build a bank of PEEP trained people to work locally building on relationships with harder to reach parents to encourage participation.    The project would run for 12 months with 10 week blocks of activities.   We plan to have two play/PEEP workers for the first hour and then input for an hour from myself and the family worker on building on personal development for parents and time to possibly complete the parenting qualification as part of the PEEP.

PEEP Messy Play 2014 report form

Service Development Fund Report – PEEP Musselburgh Cluster

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We aimed to run 3 blocks of PEEP led by PEEP practitioners in the Musselburgh cluster and in particular target the East of Musselburgh as it has significantly higher levels of multiple deprivation.    The first block would aim to start in May 2014, the second in Sept 2014 and finally the last block would run in Jan 2015. We aim to provide and promote quality play experiences for children and their parents/carers that would contribute towards improvement in educational attainment and life chances.  This programme has a focus on literacy and how to make the most of everyday learning through listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books.  There would be a commitment to support parents to identify future learning needs.        Peep Musselburgh

Piloting a Social Marketing approach to healthy eating at First Step Community project

The final report on the pilot of social marketing at First Step Community Project as a technique to influence health related behaviour change is linked below.

The following is the conclusion of the report

Conclusion: The pilot project has delivered on its four main objectives to: work collaboratively with parents to identify health issues, and approaches to address these; to make links with appropriate agencies and to share the learning gained from using a social marketing approach.

The impact of this pilot on behaviour change is less clear however this may have been due to the timing and methods used to gather this information, rather than a lack of impact. Small shift in behaviours that are not easy to quantify and measures have been observed by First Step staff who work closely with the parents and grandparents Whether this is directly attributable to the social marketing developments or is reflective a combinations of approaches used in and by First Step is difficult to determine.

Advantages of the social marketing approach were that some principles did direct the steering group to consider certain issues in more depth than they may have with other health improvement methodology. Examples of this were considering barriers and competition to healthy behaviours and the notion of an exchange value (giving up one behaviour for another had to have some value in it)

It was felt that a number of the principles, such as, customer orientation, segmenting and using a theory base were common to other approaches. However as these principles were described in new terminology there was some confusion as the group searched for new meaning or different principles behind the terms.

Social marketing is a valuable health improvement tool to be familiar with and can offer other organisations some unique principles to follow. It worked well within an organisation that; already worked alongside their clients in a partnership way; could support small groups with intensive developments and were familiar with similar approaches such as community development.

First Step Social Maketing Report

Equality in Early Years

Equality in Early Years – Training Opportunities

Introduction to Equality   Adam Conference Room, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA 14th of May, 4-6pm

An introduction to the principles of equal opportunities and its important in early year’s services. Find out about the Equality Act and how you can show that you are meeting the needs of all those who need to access your services.

 Including Children with Disabilities   Saltire Rooms, John Muir House, Haddington 9th of May 10am-12noon

An opportunity to think more about inclusion and gain practical advice about how you can include children with additional support needs in early years settings. This course is delivered by the East Lothian Council Children’s Services Disability Team.

 Working with LGBT Families ‘Different Families: Same Love’ Saltire Rooms, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA 20th of May 2-4pm

 Stonewall’s 2010 research on children with same-sex parents called ‘Different Families: The experiences of children with lesbian and gay parents’, shows that they too can be subjected to homophobic bullying. This session will look at how we can talk about different families, so that all children can be themselves, feel proud to talk about where they come from, and enjoy learning free from fear of bullying. It will support participants to tackle homophobia in early year’s settings and find out about legislation and support available for LGBT families.

All Courses are FREE of charge and are open to all those working in early years services in East Lothian.

How to Book

To book your place on any of the above courses, please contact Pauline McLaren on 01620 82 9947 or email pmclaren@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please let us know if you have any special requirements that will allow you to fully participate in each session e.g. access requirements.

For more information about any of these courses, please contact Rebecca Spillane, Equalities Officer on 01620 827134 or email equalities@eastlothian.gov.uk . If there is any training on specific equality issues that you are interested in taking part in, please email equalities@eastlothian.gov.uk

Equality in the early years

 Training Opportunities

February / March 2013

 Introduction to Equality

Adam Conference Room, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Friday 15th of February 9.30am -11.30am or Monday 18th March 2-4pm

 An introduction to the principles of equal opportunities and its important in early year’s services. Find out about the Equality Act and how you can show that you are meeting the needs of all those who need to access your services.

 Including Children with Additional Support Needs

Esk Room 1, Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF

Tuesday 5th March:  9.30-11.30am

 An opportunity to think more about inclusion and gain practical advice about how you can include children with additional support needs in early years settings. This course is  delivered by the East Lothian Council Children’s Services Disability Team.

 Working with Gypsy Traveller Families

Adam Conference Room, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Tuesday 19th March:  9.30-11.30am

 Learn more about life in Gypsy Traveller families including culture, lifestyle and accessing services. Delivered by Shelter, this course will help you to think about how to work with and include Gypsy Travellers in your service.

 All Courses are FREE of charge and are open to all those working in early years services in East Lothian.

 How to Book

To book your place on any of the above courses, please contact Pauline McLaren on 01620 82 9947 or email pmclaren@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please let us know if you have any special requirements that will allow you to fully participate in each session e.g. access requirements.

For more information about any of these courses, please contact Rebecca Spillane, Equalities Officer on 01620 827134 or email equalities@eastlothian.gov.uk . If there is any training on specific equality issues that you are interested in taking part in, please email equalities@eastlothian.gov.uk

Equality in Early Years Training Feb and March 2013

Midlothian Champions report

The Midlothian Equally Well Readiness to Learn test site was established late in 2009, as a development of the initial test site in East Lothian with a focus on early years. The rationale behind the Midlothian test site was to focus activities and learning around improving readiness to learn, to contribute to breaking the cycle of poorer than average health outcomes (in Midlothian) in the target communities: Gorebridge, Mayfield and Woodburn.

Its aims were:

> to develop sustainable improvements in early years’ services by involving local people in shaping services that improve health and wellbeing

to build understanding and support joint working between agencies and community organisations on health inequality

to support innovative approaches to improving readiness for learning.

The report linked here details the work developed by the Midlothian Service champions to imprve and develop services and engage parents in improving readiness to learn in the communities of Mayfield, Woodburn and Gorebridge, The report details some exciting work either developing exisitng good practise or services innovating and redesigning what they do to improve readiness to learn

 Midlothian Report LR