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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...

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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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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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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...

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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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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 Media Release 4 February 2021 The final report of a major Scottish...

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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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News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions

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

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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...

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Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value

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

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

...to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, 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...

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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

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

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

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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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 Media Release 4 February 2021 The final report of a major Scottish...

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

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

...to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, 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...

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News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
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...the mark say teaching unions Posted 6 Oct, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education sector have been...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value
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...programme that doesn't recognise its value Posted 26 Nov, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to...

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