Making a Difference in the Early Years with #DèanDiofar
Bòrd na Gàidhlig are delighted to announce a new campaign: #DèanDiofar Tràth-bhliadhnaichean (Make a difference in the Early Years), following on from the #DèanDiofar campaign launched last year aimed at encouraging people to consider a career in Gaelic education.
#DèanDiofar Tràth-bhliadhnaichean focuses on encouraging people to embark on a career in the Early Years sector. The campaign was developed with support from Practitioners based in various Local Authorities across Scotland.
Gaelic Early Years Education is a vital first step within Gaelic Medium Education and is a key priority area, highlighted within the National Gaelic Language Plan 2018 – 2023.
With 1140 hours of funded Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) now available to children aged 3 & 4, more Gaelic ELC Practitioners are required to ensure Gaelic Medium Education (GME) can continue to meet the demands of this expanding sector.
It is hoped by showcasing the breadth of opportunities offered by a career in Gaelic Early Years, that more people will be encouraged to come forward.
Jim Whannel, Director of Education Bòrd na Gàidhlig said, “Gaelic Early Years provision is vital to the development of Gaelic. The recruitment of skilled practitioners is of the utmost importance to enable this sector to fully keep up with the demand from parents. These new resources highlight the rewarding and varied career that awaits anyone considering working within Early Learning & Childcare.”
Flora Guidi, Ceannard, Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh said, “A career in Early Years is a vital role and we value each and every person who will join us in this work.”
Bòrd na Gàidhlig are thankful to all the Early Years settings who allowed Practitioners to participate in this campaign, providing an invaluable insight into each of their careers.