How to get started

To learn how to get started with Creative Skills Online resources, watch the short video below:

The Creative Skills Podcast

Each month we’ll chat with a different artist about their practice and favourite ideas to use with early years. Click on an episode to find its accompanying Reflective Practice Worksheet, videos and Wee Inspirations.

Episode 1: Creativity, Vulnerability and Human Connection, with Bex Carter

Episode 1: Creativity, Vulnerability and Human Connection, with Bex Carter

Episode 1: Creativity, Vulnerability and Human Connection, with Bex Carter
Episode 2: Visual Arts Outdoors, across Art-Forms and Beyond with Pearl Kinnear

Episode 2: Visual Arts Outdoors, across Art-Forms and Beyond with Pearl Kinnear

Episode 2: Visual Arts Outdoors, across Art-Forms and Beyond with Pearl Kinnear
Episode 3: Drama Outdoors, Imagination and Non-Verbal Communication with Hazel Darwin-Clements

Episode 3: Drama Outdoors, Imagination and Non-Verbal Communication with Hazel Darwin-Clements

Episode 3: Drama Outdoors, Imagination and Non-Verbal Communication with Hazel Darwin-Clements
Episode 4: Collaborative Storytelling, Comfort Zones and Voice with Amy Hall-Gibson

Episode 4: Collaborative Storytelling, Comfort Zones and Voice with Amy Hall-Gibson

Episode 4: Collaborative Storytelling, Comfort Zones and Voice with Amy Hall-Gibson

Creative Chats

Join us for live online Creative Chats hosted by early years artists who will talk about their practice, share creative ideas for working with young children and host a discussion that will hopefully spark ideas and inspiration!

Other Resources

Each podcast has its own set of resources which can be found using the episode links above. For even more creative, expressive arts ideas visit the Wee Inspirations main webpage.

WELCOME TO WEE INSPIRATIONS

WELCOME TO WEE INSPIRATIONS

An introduction to Wee Inspirations
STORY MAPS

STORY MAPS

Go for a walk and draw a rough map of where you went. Chat it through as you draw.
BIG STICK PAINTING

BIG STICK PAINTING

You need a paintbrush and a big stick – bamboo garden cane is ideal, but anything long, like a mop or brush handle. Tape or use elastic bands to attach the brush to the stick.

Enter our prize draw!

We’ll be holding regular prize draws where you could win £50 worth of arts supplies for your setting. To be eligible you need to be part of the ELC workforce and have accessed at least one part of Creative Skills Online.

Simply fill out the survey below telling us your experience with Creative Skills Online resources (The Creative Skills Podcast, accompanying Reflective Practice Worksheets, videos, Creative Chats or Wee Inspirations). Every month you have another chance to win, so please ensure you are filling out the current survey – the month will be at the top of the survey.