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Early Childhood

On 29th and 30th May, an assortment of 11 professionals came together at Equilibrium’s early years’ centre in Ruse to hear workshop leader, David Bisset, explain how “it takes great discipline to be as undisciplined” as he is.

It was his way of explaining how he deliberately makes himself do things that children do naturally but adults tend to disregard. By doing this he improves his own professional performance as a person responsible for learning and development within…


At the start of April, Equilibrium brought together a small group of professionals with a shared interest in early years’ care and education.

The venue was our early childhood centre in Ruse and the event was deliberately given a fancy and grandiose title – “International Symposium: Early Years’ Education – Play & Interaction = Enchantment” as a tongue-in-cheek method of concealing how the actual activities would unfold.

Participants from Bulgaria, Bosnia, Moldova and Ukraine soon discovered how Equilibrium believes that…


Of the participants in a discussion meeting on childcare in Bulgaria, organized by the NGO “EQUILIBRIUM” on September 12th, 2017 at the NGO House – Sofia



We, the signed above, as participants in the discussion meeting initiated by the NGO “EQUILIBRIUM”, discussed our observations on the Bulgarian system and established practices for the care of early childhood and we came to the following conclusions:

  • There are two opposing types of early childhood care: in…


A National Round Table and a conference in Sofia launched the first in Bulgaria Family Center “In the world of early childhood”. The center was created in Ruse by “Equilibrium” with the financial support of the Velux Foundation.

A round table on childcare in Bulgaria, organized by the NGO “Equilibrium”, took place in Sofia on the 12th of September. The partners of the organization from Scotland and Sweden – inspirers of the idea of ​​the family center, as well as…


It is not a kindergarten.  It is not purely a training centre. It is both a meeting place for families with young children and an informal venue where our team demonstrate our methods to fellow professionals. The emphasis on learning through play and exploration applies to children and adults alike.

Knowledge of child development is relatively easy to convey at an abstract level in our literature and  training material. However, we have risen to the challenge of reflecting…


During April, David and Anna Bisset participated in a conference in Edinburgh University entitled “The Revolution of Early Childhood Practice”. Anna is studying to become an occupational therapist. If the new project is to have a significant impact, it is important to influence young people like Anna,

They also spent two days working closely with the team at Cowgate Under  5s’ Centre in Edinburgh. The centre is considered to be one of Europe’s leading kindergartens using methodology based on…


Equilibrium held a conference dedicated to early childhood on 20 January 21, 2017 in the Regional History Museum in Ruse.

David Bisset, the chairman of the organization, presented the project which is being implemented in Ruse with the financial support of the Velux Foundations.

With the help of some intriguing stories he outlined the main goals Equilibrium sets by implementing this project: the creation of a facility where a team of experts will work directly with children and families…


youtube-com_watchAs a benefactor of the Velux Foundations, Equilibrium participated in an event described as a “cluster” conference that brought together those Bulgarian organizations whose ambitious projects are supported by the Danish organization.

Velux board member Jens-jergen Pedersen explained that the event was designed to bring organizations together, to provoke future cooperation and to reveal the impact of their work.

Equilibrium was represented by David Bisset and Fani Merakchiyska the coordinator of our project that will lead to the creation of…