Smart Start Packs

The Smart Start materials are available in a choice of 2 packs. Each pack contains similar suggested experiences to support children’s understanding and development in Health and Wellbeing but formatted for easy use depending on the environment that children are accessing the materials.

Package A – Specifically targets all practitioners working with 3-5 year olds in Highland Early Learning  and Childcare settings.  All experiences and materials have clear links to Curriculum for Excellence and can be used with children in both 1:1 or small groups .

Package B – For all practitioners working with toddlers, young children and their families in the community or home environment.

Access to the Packs

Both packs are available to download through the short introductory E Learning module which highlights the key messages of Smart Start and gives suggestions for implementation of the Programme. Free access can be sought by clicking on the ‘ request access’ tab or by telephoning the number on the contact tab.

Once your request is received you will receive access instructions within 5 working days,

Your Commitment

Smart Start forms an essential part of the health improvement support that we provide across the whole life span from pre conception onwards and is funded by NHS Highland. It is important for us to monitor the impact of improving better health outcomes for the children engaged with the programme.

Each of the 6 sections of Smart Start contain suggestions for recording children and parents thoughts and reflections along with an evaluation pro forma.

We would be grateful if you could regularly updated us with evaluations of the work you have been doing relating to the pack. Evaluations can be submitted to us by post (address can be found on the ‘contact page’) or by completing our on line form by pressing the ‘evaluation form’ tab.