Early Education and Childcare Subject guide

These resources are available on and off campus. If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

This is a video collection of over 19,000 titles including current TV recordings.
Complete Issues
Articles, statistics, personal accounts and links to websites on a wide range of topics. 
For Complete Issues username and password, click above. You may need to log into Moodle using the button at the top right of the screen and enter your college username and password. Alternatively, ask at the library desk. 

Emerald Insight
Global publisher with a large portfolio of online journals and books

Gale News, Business and Reference
Access to a large range of online reference materials including journals, newspaper archives e-books.

Issues Online
The online version of the Donnellan Issues series that includes key facts, statistics and articles on a wide range of topical issues.

National Library of Scotland
A range of databases from the National Library of Scotland. They cover many subject areas and include e-books, newspapers, journals, audio-visual resources and images. You need to register on the website to gain access to the resources.

Nursery World
An online magazine resource for people involved with early years’ education and childcare. Each edition contains an invaluable mix of news, expert advice and thought-provoking features, as well as analysis of policy developments across the sector.

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service)
An online resource for the visual arts comprising over 100,000 images which have been copyright cleared for use in learning and teaching in the UK. 

Very Short Introductions
Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to offer concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects.

Most of the print books for your course will be found in Child Development (shelf mark 305.231) and Preschool Education (372.21 and above) sections of the LLC.

All books on Early Learning and Childcare can be found in the LLC catalogue.

The LLC also has a range of ‘English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)’ books, as well as a selection of fiction books.

E-books for early learning and childcare can be found on the catalogue or through our providers E-book CentralVLe Books and E-books for Further Education. Further e-books are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

If asked, select UK Federation login, Home Institution and/or Shibboleth, enter New College Lanarkshire then log on to the resources using your college username and password.

Journals provide up-to-date information about a subject. In addition to the print titles we hold below we have access to many online titles on Gale News, Business and Reference and Emerald Insight.

Children in Scotland (Motherwell)

Special children(Motherwell)

Teaching Scotland (Motherwell)

Early Years’ Matters (Motherwell)

Nursery World (Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell)

Times Educational Supplement Scotland TESS (Motherwell)

Further journals are available through the 'Useful websites and Open Access resources' section above.

A range of academic DVD’s on various subjects, as well as a selection of movies, are available for loan. These may be borrowed for one week and can be requested from other campus LLCs if not available at your own. Below are titles available for your subject:

The pre-school curriculum in action: nursery education (Cumbernauld)

Care Inspectorate
The official body who are responsible for inspection of standards of care in Scotland, with information on inspection reports and professional guidance 

Children in Scotland
Site providing support and developing positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. 

Different Minds – Autism awareness and understanding
Website created by the Scottish Government written in partnership with autistic people, providing guidance, factual information and personal experiences.

Education Scotland
The website of the national body in Scotland for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching.

Early Learning and Childcare - National Induction Resource
A Scottish Government document outlining the framework for induction into Early Learning and Childcare as a career.
Insight Magazine
Children in Scotland’s membership publication, providing a space for inspiration, reflection, discussion and sharing of knowledge.

Site for delivering children and young people’s right to play in Scotland, offers toolkits and ideas.

Scottish Government - Children, young people and families
Government site which gives guidance on legislation, children’s services and statistical information. 

The Knowledge Network
NHS Scotland offer free accounts to everyone who helps provide health and social care in Scotland in conjunction with the NHS and Scottish Local Authorities. Students can register to access e-books, journals and databases.

Click here to download a list of more free online resources.

All students may borrow up to 6 items for up to 4 weeks. Loan periods may be extended if no one else has requested the items. Renewals can be made in person, by phone, email or via the catalogue. Items can be reserved through our 'Click and Collect' facility on the catalogue.

Multifunctional print devices are available in each campus LLC, for black and white and colour printing, photocopying and scanning to email, and students are provided with print credit automatically at the start of the semester.

Computers in the LLCs can be booked for personal study through the 'Book a PC' link at the very top of this page, or through the 'MyNCL' app.

LLC opening hours are available on the catalogue.

Contact us by email: library@nclan.ac.uk.

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