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CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East

CHANGE is a project (2016-2020) working to create better childcare for communities in the East of Glasgow.


CHANGE: Childcare & Nurture Glasgow East was a project that worked with communities in Glasgow East from October 2016 to December 2020 to develop childcare in the area.

Led by Children in Scotland, the project was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

It was informed by community engagement and relationship-building with children, families, professionals and organisations across Calton and Bridgeton, Parkhead and Dalmarnock and (the majority of) the Tollcross and West Shettleston neighbourhoods.

In response to the Commission for Childcare Reform in 2015, the CHANGE project was set up with the ambition to create a sustainable childcare model, creating additional registered childcare places and ensuring family and community involvement was at the core.

Based on extensive community engagement the project developed a number of workstreams that not only looked to increase the availability and accessibility of childcare, but to create more flexible childcare options and respond to the needs of local families by developing family support.

The work done by project staff was underpinned by the CHANGE Hub, which is a network of professionals working in a range of services across the project area, supported by the Children and Young People’s Improvement Collaborative. The Hub carried out some small tests of change involving low-cost food provision, access to information for families and the impact of mental health support on the uptake of holiday provision.


For more information contact:

Sally Cavers
Project manager of CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East.

CHANGE was funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Project partners

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Evaluation and research papers

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Guest blogs

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Learning summaries

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Core partners

CHANGE worked with a range of local and national partners to help develop childcare in Glasgow East.

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Children in Scotland

Lead partner. Provided project team staff and support for events, comms and participation

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Glasgow City Council

Provided senior staff resource to the project and support to create a substantial childcare facility in the target area

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Thriving Places

CHANGE worked with the Parkhead, Dalmarnock & Camlachie area team to build local community links

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The Scottish Out of School Care Network is represented on the CHANGE project board

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Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Project evaluation partner, assessing the impact of this pathfinder on child, family and community wellbeing

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