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Starcatchers Creative Community is a great place for artists and practitioners to learn, share and create exciting new ideas.  We believe in the transformational power of the arts to help our children lead healthier, happier lives and we want the practitioners and artists who work in Early Years to have a space online where they feel supported, informed and empowered.  Meet creative like-minded people from across Scotland today!

Training

Sign up to the Creative Community to find out about Starcatchers training opportunities taking place across Scotland including the Creative Skills Programme, bespoke training opportunities, the SQA qualification and more. As well as details of when, where and how to access training, you’ll find downloads of handouts, links to further reading and a space to share ideas with fellow participants.

All of our training is run by artists and facilitators who are specialists in creative activity for the very young, using playful, child-led experiences that help support the delivery of key government policies.

Please view the 2017 Creative Skills SQA Qualification course information HERE.

Please view the course information for the Creative Skills Training programme Overview 2016/17 HERE

Artists

The Creative Community is the place to connect with fellow artists, find out about opportunities to work or train with Starcatchers, and keep up to date with everything that’s going on in Arts for Early Years in Scotland. In association with Patter, the artist-led network open to everyone with experience of, or an interest in creating art for early years audiences in Scotland, we want to create a thriving online community where you can share creative ideas, start conversations and share good practice.

Research and Learning

All of Starcatchers work is informed by research and development.  Join the Creative Community and gain access to detailed research reports from our 10 years of working in Early Years and explore our learning materials that link both Early Years Government Policy to arts and creative practice.

By joining Starcatchers’ Creative Community, you can keep up to date with the wealth of research and evidence around the transformational power of the arts and creativity for young children, share your own research and reports and discuss the implications with like-minded people.