Early Learning Associates Limited Grangemouth Scotland offers pedagogy, supporting development and learning, facilitating change, consultancy, promoting network opportunities, pedagogical documentation, continuing professional development, a curriculum for excellence, supporting active learning, learning and teaching interactions, organising learning and teaching, continuity and progression, play an approach to learning,children's own play, values and beliefs, pedagogical base, using CfE four capacities and principles, working with young children within birth to three, working with children three to eight
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Welcome to ELA's Website - The Reggio Emilia Network in Action
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Reggio-inspired Networks: Early Learning Associates have developed two flourishing Networks in Scotland who meet and discuss ways of integrating the Reggio Emilia approach to children's early learning into their everyday practice. These have been meeting for three years and are based in Angus and Stirling. They meet twice a year individually and once as part of a joint Network Encounter in September at a mutually convenient location to both groups.
Click here to view Reggio Children Resources PDF catalogue 2013

Pedagogical Consultancy: Birth-8years. Early Learning Associates is a non-profit company based in Grangemouth Scotland, established to support early years' settings in the promotion of best practice across Scotland. In particular we are keen to work with people who wish to develop their practice according to the philosophy and thinking of early childhood education in Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy.

Early Learning Associates is now an approved Scottish Vocational Qualifications’ Provider. For further information, click this link to go to our S.Q.A. page.

Marvellous News! In November 2010, Early Learning Associates became members of the Reggio Emilia International Network! Through our membership we will be able to connect with others in Scotland who want to know more about the Reggio Approach to Early Learning as well as to colleagues all over the world. This ability to dialogue with early years colleagues all over the world gives us and others in Scotland, who are interested, a really important opportunity to adopt a global dimension to our early childhood thinking and practice.

Quote Donaldson, Greive and Pratt (1983) Early childhood is a period of momentous significance for all people growing up in our culture... By the time this period is over, children will have formed conceptions of themselves as social beings, as thinkers and as language users, and will have reached certain decisions about their own abilities and their worth.

What can we offer?

We are a dynamic and powerful team who are committed to providing a range of Continuous Professional Development opportunities within staff teams across all sectors of early years provision.

How can we offer these opportunities?

We can support CPD tailored to the needs of your setting. For example:

  • Working specifically with children under 3, including aspects such as baby brain development, communication and language, building resilience, early music and the development of creativity, continuity and progression through active learning within A Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Working with children under-5.
  • Supporting successful learning through observation, profiling and offering appropriate learning environments.
  • Supporting children to take their learning forward.
  • Developing creativity.
  • Quality assurance support, eg. pre- and post-inspection.
  • Management of early years settings.
  • Supporting the implementation of A Curriculum for Excellence and Assessment is for Learning.
  • Supporting the development of the four capacities through children’s participation.

Why not...

Customise an encounter with your own staff team or join with another early years’ setting to share the cost and experience.


In addition...

We have a degree of expertise in the Reggio Approach to children’s early learning which we would like to share with early childhood educators who are interested to know more about beginning to implement this approach within their own early years’ setting.

Map of Italy showing Reggio Emilia
Early Learning Associates offers Continuing professional develeopment, professional dialogue and consultancy services


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