ECS Learning Hub

ECS Learning Hub

Child Development

Exploring GIRFEC and UNCRC in Settings

Date and Time - 29 November 2021 - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Target Audience - All ELCC Staff Support Workers Practitioners Lead Practitioners CM’s

Presenter - Shona O'Connor

Aims - This is a virtual session to explore how we can use GIRFEC (Getting it right for every child) and the UNCRC (The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) within our own settings when planning. The session will encourage practitioners to focus on both these documents and explore ways of integrating and embedding them in daily practice. The session explores the 4 general principles to the UNCRC and where they fit within SHANARRI indicators. 

Outcomes - By the end of the course participants will be more confident in applying GIRFEC and the SHANARRI indicators to, day to day practice within their settings.  Participants will be able to identify and link the Rights of the Child to the SHANARRI indicators ensuring they are getting it right for every child. Participants will have gained knowledge, skills and have resources to take back to their setting to implement and share with other staff

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Positive Behaviour

Date and Time - 2 November 2021 and 14 December 2021 - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Target Audience - All ELCC Staff Support Workers Practitioners Lead Practitioners Childminders

Presenter - Shona O'Connor

Aims - This is a virtual session that will support practitioners who want to have a better understanding of how to respond to behaviour. This course will provide discussions around self-regulation and how this can be used when supporting children who are experiencing behaviour challenges. The session will give the opportunity to explore top tips but also take on board, participants own knowledge, skills and experience and sharing of good practice.  


Outcomes - By the end of the course participants should be able to understand what might cause difficult behaviour and how to build positive relationships with children understand what challenging behaviour is.  Participants should be able communicate more clearly and effectively with children with children, allowing them to take their skills learned, back to implement within their setting.  The course provides participants with the knowledge they need to respond appropriately to a child’s challenging behaviour and help them turn this around in a confident and constructive manner.  Be aware of different strategies and techniques for managing and responding to difficult behaviour.

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