We are delighted to share with you that we have been successful in securing the tender (Feb 2020) for the Family Learning Scotland (FLS) programme set out in the Programme for Government. The aim of the Family Learning Scotland Programme is to “help parents gain new skills and take up learning and training – integrated with the expansion of early learning and childcare, to allow parents to build on their skills and gain better work”.
The requirement of this two-year contract is to train and support 432 nursery practitioners nationally, to use the Peep Learning Together Programme and the Peep Progression Pathway (parent accreditation). Practitioners will be trained from all 32 local authority areas, and are likely to include the Equity and Excellence Leads. The number of practitioners to be trained in each local authority has been determined by the number of nurseries in the 20% most deprived areas (plus one each in Orkney, Shetland and Na h-Eileanan Siar).
Liz Ersoy will be leading on the project until the end of June. An official launch of Family Learning Scotland will take place in March at an event attended by Maree Todd, Minister for Early Years, and Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government.
This is a project which will give Peeple a national profile in Scotland. Our success in gaining the tender is a reflection of the great work that we have been developing and supporting in Scotland and the rest of the UK over many years, and the quality of the Peep Learning Together Programme and Peep Progression Pathway and related training.
We will be contacting the Local Authority leads in Early Learning and Childcare to discuss the implementation plan over the next few weeks.
Thank you for your enthusiasm and your support of Peeple. We are very excited about this opportunity to help build on and extend family learning across Scotland, and will keep you up to date with progress over the coming months.