Support from the Start Report 2014- 2015

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Support from the Start Mission Statement

Our aim is to work within the East Lothian community  planning framework to provide a joined up, and  local, response to inequalities in the early years of life, pre birth – eight.

Support from the  Start (SFTS) uses the National Early Years Collaborative  approach, to bring services,       parents/carers  and communities together to improve outcomes for children in their early years . We work on agreed outcomes and key change areas. SFTS ‘s particular contribution is to bring a local and community perspective to early years service delivery and             improvements .


Nature Play and Nurture CPD for Early Years

Last few spaces available

Nature Nurture Booking Form May 2015

This course is available to all Early Years Practitioners in East and Midlothian  

Aimed at Nursery and Early Years Staff, Nature Play and Nurture is a short course in using the outdoors as an environment for nurture, play and exploration. Three days (9am–3pm) of hands on training by two experienced forest school / kindergarten leaders and a ½ days observation of a Nature Play and Nurture programme.


Information Digest April 2014 – March 2015

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As a new year starts an opportunity to look back and see copies of SftS Information Digest



Monthly Information Digest March 2015

Information Digest February 2015

Monthly Information Digest December 2014

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Monthly Information Digest October 2014

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Monthly Information Digest August 2014

Monthly Information Digest July 2014

Monthly Information Digest June 2014

Monthly Information Digest April 2014

Steps to inclusion, Supporting Pupils with Autism Spectrum Conditions

Supporting pupils with autism

We are pleased to announce new dates for our 2 part Autism Workshop in Edinburgh :- Part 1 – Friday 24th April 2015 1:15pm – 4:15pm

Part 2 – Wednesday 6th May 2015 4pm – 6pm More details are on the attached flyer. If you would like to book you can do so at

Funders Fair

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Tuesday 24 March

If you’re a voluntary organisation or community group this is your opportuntiy to come along and take to funders on a one to one basis about your individual funding needs