The Scottish Government is updating guidance on Home Education for those parents/carers who choose that option for their kids.
“It is really worrying that even before soaring energy bills, high cost of living increases and rising energy prices we’re facing now, families were finding it difficult to manage financially.” Clare Simpson, Parenting Across Scotland
Local family support charity, Home-Start Orkney, are raising awareness of Loneliness Awareness Week (14th – 20th June) and the impact of loneliness and isolation on parents and young children.
93% of parents are taking up the opportunity of getting a Baby Box for their child.
The new Scottish Child Payment – which is unique to Scotland – is to open early for applications from Monday 9 November.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the pandemic has created the most severe disruption in the world’s education systems in history
“The Scottish Government’s school age payment offers low income families, or those who receive support like Universal Credit, a £250 payment around the time children start at primary school.”
A new Community Learning Class is starting in March :- Maths for Parents.
National Storytelling Week is coming up and runs from 1st to the 8th of February.
“When he’s fidgety, I read to him. It calms him and I feel better too because I’m doing something special with him and it’s good for him.”