Bòrd na Gàidhlig have developed this Early Years Toolkit to give Gaelic parent and toddler groups information and guidance on how to establish new groups. The Toolkit also contains editable templates.

The Toolkit is available in sections as PDF downloads which can be found below.

Introduction
Section 1 – Starting Up
Section 2 – Financial Management
Section 3 – Staff
Appendix 1-36 (PDF) (Word)

Appendix 1 – Setting Up a New Group (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 2 – Insurance (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 3 – Parent and Toddler Registration Form (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 4 – Poster (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 5 – Welcome & Information Leaflet (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 6 –  Agenda for meeting (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 7 – Fundraising Ideas (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 7a – Fundraising – Steps to Success (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 7b – Sample Application Letter (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 8 – Early Years Gaelic Group Constitution (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 9 – Useful Information (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 10 – Guidance on Health and Safety Checklist (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 10b – Health and Safety Weekly Checklist (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 10c – First Aid Kit (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 11 – Risk Assessment Guidelines/Hints (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 11a – Indoor Risk Assessment (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 11b – Outdoor Risk Assessment (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 11c – Excursion and Activity Benefit Risk Assessment (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 11d – Planning an Outing (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 12 – Equal Opportunities Statement (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 13 – Compliments & Complaints Policy (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 14 – Staff Training for Child Protection (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 15 – Child Protection Policy (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 16 – Gaelic Language Policy (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 17 – Daily Register (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 18 – Fire Safety & Drill Procedure (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 18a – Fire Drill Register (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 19 – Incident/Accident Log (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 20 – Healthy Snacks (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 21 – Confidentiality Policy (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 22 – Change of Office Bearers (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 23 – Bòrd na Gàidhlig Change of Committee From (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 24 – Sample Financial Rules (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 25 – Sample Income & Expenditures (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 26 – Monitoring and Evaluation  (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 27 – Recruitment Policy (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 28 – Application form for Play Worker  (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 29 – Appraisal Template (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 30 – Cleaning Schedule(PDF) (Word)
Appendix 31 – Toileting/Nappy Changing Policy (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 32 – Data Audit  (PDF) (Word)
32a – Carrying out a Data Audit (PDF) (Word)
32b – Personal Data Breaches (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 33 – Privacy and Communication (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 34 – Marketing Consent (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 35 – Privacy and Communication (PDF) (Word)
Appendix 36 – GDPR Volunteer Consent Form (PDF) (Word)

Should you have any questions, please get in touch with: oifis@gaidhlig.scot.