Covid and the under-fives: impact and recovery

Parenting across Scotland (PAS) held a webinar to explore the issues, the research, and the experience of those supporting under-fives and their families during the pandemic. 

Dr Debby Wason, Public Health Scotland (PHS), summarised findings from the PHS ‘Covid-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey’ (CEYRIS) which investigated the experience and impact of Covid-19 and the associated restrictions on young children (two to seven-year-olds) in Scotland.

Dr Lucy Thompson, University of Aberdeen, discussed her literature search which indicated very little research on under-fives, and particularly the under-twos who are not covered by CEYRIS.

Cheryl Brown, Midlothian Sure Start, discussed the experience of Midlothian family centres.

Links to all speaker presentation can be found in the briefing.

You can read our briefing here and view the recording of the webinar on the PAS Youtube channel.