Welcome to the Childhood Practice are on Workforce Solutions. This area is intended to provide access to resources and information for anyone working in Day Care of Children Services in Scotland. Over time, we hope this section will grow and develop to provide you with opportunities to access learning and development materials, communicate with your colleagues across Scotland and share examples of good practice.
As a starting point, this area contains examples of current policy driven practitioner research undertaken by graduates studying towards the BA in Childhood Practice. We hope to add examples of Practitioner Research on an ongoing basis and we look forward to seeing the fruits of the Childhood Practice Award in future.
Click above to watch our recent video on childhood practice, or "right-click" on this link and choose "save target as" to save the video to your own computer.
These simulations have been designed to provide learners with the opportunity to acquire and apply the knowledge and skills they are developing as they work towards the Childhood Practice Award. The sector is very diverse and we know that the majority of candidates for the Award will be applying their learning in their existing workplace which may, or may not, offer them the opportunity to deal with a range of challenging practice situations. By working through these practice simulations, we hope learners will be confronted with a challenging scenario which will enable them to rehearse the skills required in real-world situations, but with the added benefit that mistakes made here will not have real-world consequences, but rather encourage further learning.
These simulations can be used in isolation, from any learning base, whether informal, in-service or formally as part of your childhood practice award curriculum. However, we would recommend that these resources be used as part of a structured programme of learning and that they should be complimented by the addition of opportunities for learners to communicate and collaborate with each other and with course tutors/facilitators.
Disclaimer: Please note that all people, places, services etc referred to in these simulations are entirely fictional and the product of the imaginations of the authors. Any similarity to people/places/services you know is entirely accidental.To view these simulations as intended please use a modern internet browser such as: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer (v.9 or later). Click here to get further information and start using the simulations.
Click this link to access the career pathways information for day care of childrens' services
This section will give you access to up to date research undertaken by practitioners on the BA in Childhood Practice.