Starcatchers: inspiring creativity for babies and toddlersadmin | September 6, 2012
This week our attention was caught by ‘Starcatchers’; a pioneering,Scottish organisation which specializes in performances and creativity for babies, toddlers and young children under the age of five.
The people at Starcatchers believe that creativity has a hugely important and fundamental role in supporting early child development. The organisation is dedicated to developing performance and creative experiences for very young children, their parents, carers and educators. Their work is designed to nurture young children’s creative and cognitive development and to spark imaginations.
Starcatchers is currently carrying out some research into the potential of an Early Years Creative Network for Scotland. They are seeking the views of parents, childcare professionals, artists, art organisations, local authorities and other local and national organisations working with the Early Years in Scotland.
This ‘Connecting Creativity’ consultation seeks to discover what creative activity for early years happens in your community, whether you would like more access to the arts for early years, and whether you think that an Early Years Creative Network would help.
Starcatchers would like to invite anyone who is interested to attend one of its consultation events. These are being held on the following dates.
- Tuesday 25th September at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness from 2pm – 4pm
- Wednesday 26th September at Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling from 3.30pm – 5.30pm
- Tuesday 2nd October at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife from 2pm – 4pm
- Wednesday 3rd October at Tron Theatre, Glasgow from 4pm – 6pm
- Monday 8th October at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen from 10.30am -12.30pm
- Tuesday 9th October at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 4pm – 6pm
Places at these events are free, but must be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read more about the organisation on its own webpage www.starcatchers.org.uk.
For resources, news and information on Early Years in Scotland, remember to see our own SSKS Early Years Portal