You will find these resources useful if you are a professional interested in finding out more about health improvement in the Early Years.
Maternal and Early Years Website
The Maternal and Early Years website (external link), provides accessible information to early years professionals across all sectors. The site aims to improve joint understanding of the role professionals can play in improving outcomes for Scotland’s children and families, and support the delivery of consistent messages to parents across all services.
The site, a partnership between NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Government, provides health improvement information for professionals working with the public from pregnancy to 8 years. The site’s four sections make it a useful resource for anyone with a professional interest in maternal and early years health:
The National Early Years Network is intended to be of interest and use to all those with a professional interest in the early years (pre-birth to 8 years), and in giving children a good start in life. Register to be a member of the Early Years Network
Ready Steady Baby: provides up to date information on pregnancy, labour and early parenthood.
Ready Steady Toddler :provides information on parenting children aged 1 year to 5 years including immunisations, managing challenging behaviour and toilet training.
Immunisation Scotland: provides information on immunisations including; when to immunise, why immunisation is important and what immunisations are available.
This briefing paper provides an overview on the latest updates to NHS Health Scotland publications for parents and professionals within the area of early years and childcare. Up-to-date information on new resources and details of how to order and request translations and alternative formats is provided. Health Scotland Resources Briefing Paper
Visit the library service for books, journals and other resources about Early Years. You can sign up to receive both the library bulletin and the Children & Young People alert to let you know when new resources become available.
If you have any comments or views on this website, please email NHS Health Scotland.