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Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

... Today a ‘quiet childcare’ revolution is taking place 28 May 2024 Next month, professionals, funders, policy makers and leaders will gather to explore whether Scotland is Keeping The Promise when it comes to Dads. Ahead of the Seminar,...


£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...activity clubs A £2 million funding boost to football activity clubs that provide wrap-around childcare was announced yesterday by the Scottish Government. The Government will double its investment in the Extra Time Programme, a joint...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...as no surprise to us – particularly poverty, financial insecurity, mental health, education and childcare. But they are still shocking nonetheless. We are heartened to have a diverse range of voices reflected in the report, and are aware that...


Access to childcare Fund

... Access to childcare Fund Latest news October 2023 The Access to childcare Fund: phase 2 - evaluation report (published 6 October 2023) Click here to access the report March 2023 In March 2023, the final report from the Access to childcare...


CHANGE: childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East (2016-2020)

... CHANGE: childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East CHANGE (2016-2020) worked to create improved childcare for communities in the East of Glasgow. Led by Children in Scotland, the project was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. It was...

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The Commission for childcare Reform and the childcare Alliance (2014-2015)

... The Commission for childcare Reform and the childcare Alliance This project ran from 2014 to 2015. Early in 2014, Children in Scotland developed the childcare Alliance, a network of partners including members of the public and...


childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families

... childcare expansion delay must not risk losing focus on reducing inequalities for children and families 1 April 2020 In response to the Scottish Government’s decision to remove the legal obligation for councils to deliver additional hours...

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

... childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central 11 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the issues raised by today’s Holyrood debate on childcare expansion and...

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childcare system ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners

... childcare system ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners Campaign group Fair Funding For Our Kids have again raised concern about the suitability of the Scottish childcare system and how it is serving working parents across the...


Free childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

... Free childcare management platform launched in Scotland 26 Mar 2024 Challenges with childcare – either finding it or affording it – is a hot topic at the moment with research suggesting that more and more parents are choosing to leave the...


Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

... Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds 29 Sep 2022 Media Release Projects across Scotland supported by the Access to childcare Fund (ACF) have made a...

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Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

... Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade 23 February 2021 A childcare provider supported by the Access to childcare Fund has won a major business award in recognition of how it responded to the challenges of...

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All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds 4 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The final report of a major Scottish...

CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to childcare Fund Network launches

...and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to childcare Fund Network launches 27 October 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to childcare Fund Network, which...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to childcare Fund

... Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to childcare Fund 11 September 2020 Fifteen childcare providers from across Scotland have been announced as the successful applicants to the Access to...

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New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

... New fund will strengthen access to out of school and holiday childcare for low-income families 6 July 2020 A new fund launched today aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income families. The Access to...

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Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion'

... Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion' 4 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Early Learning and childcare statutory guidance ahead of...


Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and childcare Inclusion Fund

... Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and childcare Inclusion Fund Children in Scotland will manage a new fund aimed at supporting early learning and childcare settings to meet the needs of children with additional support...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age Following the announcement today by Minister for childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

... Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare? 5 September 2019 A recent seminar led by developmental psychologist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk raised vital questions about our approach to the early years, writes Sally Cavers,...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...work of the organisation focused on reducing child poverty, improving attainment, and reshaping childcare so that it became more affordable and flexible. It sought better provision for additional support for learning resulting in the founding of...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...categories of primary, secondary and special schools. For the first time, an early learning and childcare category has also been introduced. Schools and early learning settings can click the link below to find out more and self-nominate by...


Report marks progress in collaboration, skills-building and calls to action

...Scotland, has responded to 1,755 queries to its helpline (a 28% increase on 2020-21) The Access to childcare Fund, which we manage, supported childcare solutions that enabled more accessible and affordable childcare. In 2021-22, £1,108,231 was...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...health support, physical health and the vital opportunities to connect with others, are met. childcare “Children in Scotland welcomes the commitment to school-age childcare. From our projects and services, we know that children, young...

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“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...Mirin’s Out of School Club –  a recipient of funding from Children in Scotland’s Access to childcare Fund – explains why play is so fundamental to childhood and learning. This article was originally published by Inspiring Scotland as one...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education (click to read), John Swinney, on schooling and childcare in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We welcome the statement from the Cabinet Secretary for...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Access to childcare Fund evaluation published

... Magazine / New report shows expansion of funded childcare delivers for low income families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been...

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The Wee childcare Company

... The Wee childcare Company Angus provides the ideal setting for testing rural childcare provision, focused on flexible childcare booking systems, allowing parents to tailor their childcare to their needs. The ACF is enabling this company to...


The Indigo childcare Group

... The Indigo childcare Group Indigo (Castlemilk, Glasgow) provides all-through childcare for children from six weeks to 16 years and, as such, has extremely strong bonds with the families that use the service. The Fund will allow Indigo to...


Flexible childcare Services Scotland

... Flexible childcare Services Scotland The Fund is supporting two FCSS services, one the well-established FCSS service at Fintry, Dundee and the other a new service being set up at Fraserburgh. Both services are consulting with parents and...


Access to childcare Fund

... Access to childcare Fund The purpose of this fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families and to help to reduce the barriers parents and carers experience in accessing childcare....


The Early Learning & childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

... Our work Services & Funds Early Learning & childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund The Scottish Government’s four-year Early Learning & childcare Inclusion Fund came to an end in March 2022.  We are currently (as of June 2022) working with...


CHANGE: childcare and Nurture - Policy and Participation Officer

... Back CHANGE: childcare and Nurture Glasgow East - Policy and Participation Officer Full time (fixed term until 30 September 2019) £23,697 -  £29,445 Glasgow and Edinburgh We have BIG Lottery funding until the end of September...


Consultation Response: Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in Scotland (October 2022)

...Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in...


New funding announced to improve childcare

... Magazine / New funding announced to improve access to childcare and after school clubs Posted 04.05.23 by Alice Hinds childcare childcare expansion out of school care School Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities will soon benefit...

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More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare

... Magazine / More than a third of parents unable to access suitable childcare Posted 22 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

CHANGE childcare: Childminder resource

... CHANGE childcare: Childminder resource The Clyde Gateway Childminding Project (CGCP) is a partnership project led by Clyde Gateway. The other partners involved in the project are the CHANGE project from Children in Scotland, the Scottish...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...of play for children’s development. We work to support play at home, in early learning and childcare, in school, and in the community. Play Scotland is the national: expert in play for parents, providers, the play workforce and policy...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...with children and families together Delivery of services for providers of Early Learning and childcare Delivery of high quality, relevant professional learning services for the workforce Delivery of advocacy and advisory services...


Our history

...and research. The CEO’s role as the UK representative on the European Commission’s childcare Network brought it into the heart of EU research and policy discussions on early years.  An array of publications, including Children in...


Momo Zhong

...degree in Language Education at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, she also worked as a childcare support worker. Supporting children and young people to flourish and grow as individuals has always been her passion. Outside of work, Momo...

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Member Insight Blog: Latest

...practice and learning, please contact Sophie, sward@childreninscotland.org.uk Today a ‘quiet childcare’ revolution is taking place 25 April 2024 Next month, professionals, funders, policy makers and leaders will gather to explore whether...


College launches National Opportunity Day

...choices, such as the excellent career opportunities for women in STEM, and men entering childcare, caring and nursing professions.” For more information, click here to visit the Glasgow Kelvin College’s website:...

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Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

...the Creative Scotland website. Related content New funding announced to improve access to childcare and after school clubs May 4, 2023 Innovative new workshops set to explore music, mental health and wellbeing May 18, 2023 Comment:...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Scouts Scotland extends human rights learning badge

...experiences which are otherwise closed to many Nov 3, 2020 New funding announced to improve childcare May 4, 2023 Comment: We've made progress on children's rights - but not enough Nov 18,...

Children's rights early learning human rights

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds

...and transport. Over 14 years of education – excluding the costs of before and after-school childcare and items like laptops and printers – essential education bills can total up to £18,345.85 per child, which the charity believes shows...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech

...access to university for young people from deprived backgrounds Investments in early learning and childcare Introduction of Scotland's Baby Box Launch of the Scottish Child Payment. "As the Institute for Fiscal Studies confirmed last week, the...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities

...rising food insecurity Nov 25, 2022 More than a third of parents unable to access suitable childcare Nov 22, 2022 Cost of living crisis is disproportionately affecting women, reveals new report Nov 16,...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Our Conferences

...Children in Scotland's Annual conference. It was great sharing the stage with Enquire and Indigo childcare to discuss what is needed to support children with complex needs accessing early years.”- Scottish Centre for Children with Motor...


Women's cost crisis

...affecting women, reveals new report Posted 16 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty New research has found women in Scotland face increasing financial difficulties, with...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Further resources AC22

...designed to help children and young people understand the service. The Early Learning & childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs. The Access to childcare...


Supporting working mothers

...me hope for working mothers Posted 1 November 2022, by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Early years working parents Jenifer Johnson (pictured) reflects on the promises of the new Best Start Plan and her hopes for a policy...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Online Hub - Annual Conference 2022

...and representation for children and families throughout Scotland. Find out more Access to childcare Fund This fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families. Find out...


Success Looks Different Award

...Looks Different Awards are open to education settings in four categories: Early learning and childcare / Nursery Primary school Secondary school Special school Eligibility The award is open to all publicly funded schools, including...

additional support needs ASL inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

The value of childminding must be recognised

...that doesn't recognise its value Posted 26 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Education Recovery plan is missed opportunity

...say teaching unions Posted 6 October, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education sector have...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing


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Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

... Today a ‘quiet childcare’ revolution is taking place 28 May 2024 Next month, professionals, funders, policy makers and leaders will gather to explore whether Scotland is Keeping The Promise when it comes to Dads. Ahead of the Seminar,...


£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...activity clubs A £2 million funding boost to football activity clubs that provide wrap-around childcare was announced yesterday by the Scottish Government. The Government will double its investment in the Extra Time Programme, a joint...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...as no surprise to us – particularly poverty, financial insecurity, mental health, education and childcare. But they are still shocking nonetheless. We are heartened to have a diverse range of voices reflected in the report, and are aware that...


childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families

... childcare expansion delay must not risk losing focus on reducing inequalities for children and families 1 April 2020 In response to the Scottish Government’s decision to remove the legal obligation for councils to deliver additional hours...

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

... childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central 11 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the issues raised by today’s Holyrood debate on childcare expansion and...

additional support for learning ASL Brexit childcare early learning and childcare Early years inclusion

childcare system ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners

... childcare system ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners Campaign group Fair Funding For Our Kids have again raised concern about the suitability of the Scottish childcare system and how it is serving working parents across the...


Free childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

... Free childcare management platform launched in Scotland 26 Mar 2024 Challenges with childcare – either finding it or affording it – is a hot topic at the moment with research suggesting that more and more parents are choosing to leave the...


Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds

... Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds 29 Sep 2022 Media Release Projects across Scotland supported by the Access to childcare Fund (ACF) have made a...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

... Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade 23 February 2021 A childcare provider supported by the Access to childcare Fund has won a major business award in recognition of how it responded to the challenges of...

access to childcare fund business childcare community family funding resilience shetland

All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds 4 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The final report of a major Scottish...

CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to childcare Fund Network launches

...and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to childcare Fund Network launches 27 October 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to childcare Fund Network, which...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to childcare Fund

... Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to childcare Fund 11 September 2020 Fifteen childcare providers from across Scotland have been announced as the successful applicants to the Access to...

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New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

... New fund will strengthen access to out of school and holiday childcare for low-income families 6 July 2020 A new fund launched today aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income families. The Access to...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion'

... Effective engagement with staff and parents 'key to successful childcare expansion' 4 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Early Learning and childcare statutory guidance ahead of...


Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and childcare Inclusion Fund

... Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and childcare Inclusion Fund Children in Scotland will manage a new fund aimed at supporting early learning and childcare settings to meet the needs of children with additional support...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age Following the announcement today by Minister for childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

... Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare? 5 September 2019 A recent seminar led by developmental psychologist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk raised vital questions about our approach to the early years, writes Sally Cavers,...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...work of the organisation focused on reducing child poverty, improving attainment, and reshaping childcare so that it became more affordable and flexible. It sought better provision for additional support for learning resulting in the founding of...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...categories of primary, secondary and special schools. For the first time, an early learning and childcare category has also been introduced. Schools and early learning settings can click the link below to find out more and self-nominate by...


Report marks progress in collaboration, skills-building and calls to action

...Scotland, has responded to 1,755 queries to its helpline (a 28% increase on 2020-21) The Access to childcare Fund, which we manage, supported childcare solutions that enabled more accessible and affordable childcare. In 2021-22, £1,108,231 was...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...health support, physical health and the vital opportunities to connect with others, are met. childcare “Children in Scotland welcomes the commitment to school-age childcare. From our projects and services, we know that children, young...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...Mirin’s Out of School Club –  a recipient of funding from Children in Scotland’s Access to childcare Fund – explains why play is so fundamental to childhood and learning. This article was originally published by Inspiring Scotland as one...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

...statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education (click to read), John Swinney, on schooling and childcare in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We welcome the statement from the Cabinet Secretary for...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools


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Momo Zhong

...degree in Language Education at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, she also worked as a childcare support worker. Supporting children and young people to flourish and grow as individuals has always been her passion. Outside of work, Momo...

zhong


The Wee childcare Company

... The Wee childcare Company Angus provides the ideal setting for testing rural childcare provision, focused on flexible childcare booking systems, allowing parents to tailor their childcare to their needs. The ACF is enabling this company to...


The Indigo childcare Group

... The Indigo childcare Group Indigo (Castlemilk, Glasgow) provides all-through childcare for children from six weeks to 16 years and, as such, has extremely strong bonds with the families that use the service. The Fund will allow Indigo to...


Flexible childcare Services Scotland

... Flexible childcare Services Scotland The Fund is supporting two FCSS services, one the well-established FCSS service at Fintry, Dundee and the other a new service being set up at Fraserburgh. Both services are consulting with parents and...


Access to childcare Fund

... Access to childcare Fund The purpose of this fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families and to help to reduce the barriers parents and carers experience in accessing childcare....


The Early Learning & childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

... Our work Services & Funds Early Learning & childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund The Scottish Government’s four-year Early Learning & childcare Inclusion Fund came to an end in March 2022.  We are currently (as of June 2022) working with...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...of play for children’s development. We work to support play at home, in early learning and childcare, in school, and in the community. Play Scotland is the national: expert in play for parents, providers, the play workforce and policy...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...with children and families together Delivery of services for providers of Early Learning and childcare Delivery of high quality, relevant professional learning services for the workforce Delivery of advocacy and advisory services...


Our history

...and research. The CEO’s role as the UK representative on the European Commission’s childcare Network brought it into the heart of EU research and policy discussions on early years.  An array of publications, including Children in...


Our Conferences

...Children in Scotland's Annual conference. It was great sharing the stage with Enquire and Indigo childcare to discuss what is needed to support children with complex needs accessing early years.”- Scottish Centre for Children with Motor...


Further resources AC22

...designed to help children and young people understand the service. The Early Learning & childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs. The Access to childcare...


Online Hub - Annual Conference 2022

...and representation for children and families throughout Scotland. Find out more Access to childcare Fund This fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families. Find out...



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Access to childcare Fund evaluation published
post

... Magazine / New report shows expansion of funded childcare delivers for low income families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

CHANGE: childcare and Nurture - Policy and Participation Officer
post

... Back CHANGE: childcare and Nurture Glasgow East - Policy and Participation Officer Full time (fixed term until 30 September 2019) £23,697 -  £29,445 Glasgow and Edinburgh We have BIG Lottery funding until the end of September...


Consultation Response: Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in Scotland (October 2022)
attachment

...Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in...


New funding announced to improve childcare
post

... Magazine / New funding announced to improve access to childcare and after school clubs Posted 04.05.23 by Alice Hinds childcare childcare expansion out of school care School Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities will soon benefit...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare
post

... Magazine / More than a third of parents unable to access suitable childcare Posted 22 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

CHANGE childcare: Childminder resource
post

... CHANGE childcare: Childminder resource The Clyde Gateway Childminding Project (CGCP) is a partnership project led by Clyde Gateway. The other partners involved in the project are the CHANGE project from Children in Scotland, the Scottish...


Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...practice and learning, please contact Sophie, sward@childreninscotland.org.uk Today a ‘quiet childcare’ revolution is taking place 25 April 2024 Next month, professionals, funders, policy makers and leaders will gather to explore whether...


College launches National Opportunity Day
post

...choices, such as the excellent career opportunities for women in STEM, and men entering childcare, caring and nursing professions.” For more information, click here to visit the Glasgow Kelvin College’s website:...

Education exams higher education School

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
post

...the Creative Scotland website. Related content New funding announced to improve access to childcare and after school clubs May 4, 2023 Innovative new workshops set to explore music, mental health and wellbeing May 18, 2023 Comment:...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Scouts Scotland extends human rights learning badge
post

...experiences which are otherwise closed to many Nov 3, 2020 New funding announced to improve childcare May 4, 2023 Comment: We've made progress on children's rights - but not enough Nov 18,...

Children's rights early learning human rights

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds
post

...and transport. Over 14 years of education – excluding the costs of before and after-school childcare and items like laptops and printers – essential education bills can total up to £18,345.85 per child, which the charity believes shows...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
post

...access to university for young people from deprived backgrounds Investments in early learning and childcare Introduction of Scotland's Baby Box Launch of the Scottish Child Payment. "As the Institute for Fiscal Studies confirmed last week, the...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Tackling Scotland’s health inequalities
post

...rising food insecurity Nov 25, 2022 More than a third of parents unable to access suitable childcare Nov 22, 2022 Cost of living crisis is disproportionately affecting women, reveals new report Nov 16,...

Attainment child health child poverty Health health and wellbeing health inequalities Poverty public health

Women's cost crisis
post

...affecting women, reveals new report Posted 16 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty New research has found women in Scotland face increasing financial difficulties, with...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Supporting working mothers
post

...me hope for working mothers Posted 1 November 2022, by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Early years working parents Jenifer Johnson (pictured) reflects on the promises of the new Best Start Plan and her hopes for a policy...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Success Looks Different Award
post

...Looks Different Awards are open to education settings in four categories: Early learning and childcare / Nursery Primary school Secondary school Special school Eligibility The award is open to all publicly funded schools, including...

additional support needs ASL inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

The value of childminding must be recognised
post

...that doesn't recognise its value Posted 26 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Education Recovery plan is missed opportunity
post

...say teaching unions Posted 6 October, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education sector have...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing