About the Event
We are all born creative – but what if you just don’t FEEL creative?
The expressive arts and creativity are mentioned in one form or another in every key policy document for Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland. But what does it look and feel like to turn those policies into practice? And what if being “arty” fills you with dread?
Join Starcatchers, Scotland’s national arts and early years organisation, for a day of training looking at how open-ended, playful approaches to the expressive arts can improve outcomes for young children, and the role adults should be playing to support children’s creative journeys.
This fun, interactive training will deepen your understanding of why the arts and creativity are so key for babies and young children, share practical ideas to inspire creativity for both staff and children, and tackle some of the barriers early years professionals can face when looking to improve children’s access to expressive arts and creativity within their setting.
‘If we are to encourage the next generation to be creative, flexible and confident, as practitioners we must first embody those principles ourselves. We need to be brave.’ Rhona Matheson, Starcatchers
- You don’t need to be Beyonce – why attitude is more important than being “good”
- Learn why creative, responsive adults are the most valuable open-ended resource our children need
- How creativity and the expressive arts support improving outcomes for young children
- Explore practical ideas to inspire creativity for both staff and children