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Access to Childcare Fund

...with the Scottish Government, Children in Scotland, Indigo Childcare, SupERKids and St Mirin's out of school care, SOSCN held an online event showcasing the work of the Access to Childcare Fund. Click here to access Andrew Shoolbread's blog on...


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

...Fund Network, which brings together providers supported by the Fund, experts on Scotland’s out of school care sector and child poverty, and representatives from the Scottish Government. Launched in July with successful applicants announced...


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

...families. The Access to Childcare Fund will provide grants to establish models of delivery of out of school care, with a focus on priority family groups most at risk from living in poverty. The Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out
Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

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

...Edinburgh Supporting Help and Integration in Perthshire (SHIP), Perth & Kinross St Mirin’s out of school care, Glasgow Stepping Stones for Families, Glasgow SupERkids, East Renfrewshire The Wee Childcare Company, Angus. Click here for more...

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Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard
additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

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

...series Find out more Manifesto for School Age Childcare The Scottish out of school care Network has published a series of calls Read more Families need services that are 'here to stay' The...

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

Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade
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

...be increased so that families have more choice about how and when their child is looked after out of school care services must be treated as a core service for it to be sustainable. This should include considering school and community...

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

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

...actions highlighted in Every Child, Every Chance Click to find out more out of school care The fund complements the Scottish Government’s draft Out of School Framework Click to find out...

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Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty
communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

"This is a great way for us to share what we’ve learned, but it's also about learning to be kind to ourselves"

“This crisis is a chance to start talking about how much autistic people and neurotypicals have in common”
anxiety Autism cortisol neurotypical relaxation stress stress management

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

25 Calls response: The Care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental health outcomes for children

Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

25 Calls response: Worried about pollution’s impact on children? You’ve got the power to improve air quality

25 Calls response: Youth work gives us vital opportunities, independence and access to non-formal education. Let’s protect it

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”
bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...and an expert advisory group, supported the following providers: · Hame Fae Hame · St Mirin’s out of school care · The Indigo Childcare Group · SHIP (Support, Help and Integration in Perthshire) · SupERkids · Clyde Gateway · Stepping...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Cutting the cost of the school day
child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

New resources to support school attendance
Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

New app launched to help school leavers
additional support needs Disability School transition

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
funding Learning music Scottish Schools

New funding announced to improve 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 from additional funding for after school and holiday clubs,...

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Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Time to talk about mental health
health and wellbeing Mental Health

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare
childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Holding out for a hero
literacy

Education in Schools Fellowships now open
Education

It's time to deliver change in foster care
ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health

Youth homelessness project comes to Scotland
health and wellbeing homelessness young people

Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools
Education human rights rights

Schools face new disruption as exams approach
Covid-19 Education exams SQA

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
ASL Children's rights Mental Health

'Young carers must remain a priority’
health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Young carers running on empty, says leading charity
Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Embedding mental health interventions in school
Education Mental Health

Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools
Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

St Mirin's Out of School Club

FUSE Youth Café

Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

CHANGE Childcare: Childminder resource

...Children in Scotland carried out engagement sessions with children at Rising Stars Orr Street, an out of school care (OSC) service in Glasgow and Burgh Primary School. During these sessions we gathered children’s thoughts and opinions about...


Access to Childcare Fund

The value of childminding must be recognised

...2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing childminding and threatens...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care


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

...Fund Network, which brings together providers supported by the Fund, experts on Scotland’s out of school care sector and child poverty, and representatives from the Scottish Government. Launched in July with successful applicants announced...


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

...families. The Access to Childcare Fund will provide grants to establish models of delivery of out of school care, with a focus on priority family groups most at risk from living in poverty. The Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out
Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

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

...Edinburgh Supporting Help and Integration in Perthshire (SHIP), Perth & Kinross St Mirin’s out of school care, Glasgow Stepping Stones for Families, Glasgow SupERkids, East Renfrewshire The Wee Childcare Company, Angus. Click here for more...

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

Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard
additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

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

...series Find out more Manifesto for School Age Childcare The Scottish out of school care Network has published a series of calls Read more Families need services that are 'here to stay' The...

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

Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade
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

...be increased so that families have more choice about how and when their child is looked after out of school care services must be treated as a core service for it to be sustainable. This should include considering school and community...

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

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

...actions highlighted in Every Child, Every Chance Click to find out more out of school care The fund complements the Scottish Government’s draft Out of School Framework Click to find out...

access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty
communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

"This is a great way for us to share what we’ve learned, but it's also about learning to be kind to ourselves"

“This crisis is a chance to start talking about how much autistic people and neurotypicals have in common”
anxiety Autism cortisol neurotypical relaxation stress stress management

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

25 Calls response: The Care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental health outcomes for children

Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

25 Calls response: Worried about pollution’s impact on children? You’ve got the power to improve air quality

25 Calls response: Youth work gives us vital opportunities, independence and access to non-formal education. Let’s protect it

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”
bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School


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Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
post

...and an expert advisory group, supported the following providers: · Hame Fae Hame · St Mirin’s out of school care · The Indigo Childcare Group · SHIP (Support, Help and Integration in Perthshire) · SupERkids · Clyde Gateway · Stepping...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Cutting the cost of the school day
postchild poverty Children Education Poverty young people

New resources to support school attendance
postAttainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

New app launched to help school leavers
postadditional support needs Disability School transition

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
postfunding Learning music Scottish Schools

New funding announced to improve childcare
post

...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 from additional funding for after school and holiday clubs,...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
postAttainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Time to talk about mental health
posthealth and wellbeing Mental Health

More than a third of parents can't access suitable childcare
postchildcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Holding out for a hero
postliteracy

Education in Schools Fellowships now open
postEducation

It's time to deliver change in foster care
postASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health

Youth homelessness project comes to Scotland
posthealth and wellbeing homelessness young people

Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools
postEducation human rights rights

Schools face new disruption as exams approach
postCovid-19 Education exams SQA

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
postASL Children's rights Mental Health

'Young carers must remain a priority’
posthealth and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Young carers running on empty, says leading charity
postEducation health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Embedding mental health interventions in school
postEducation Mental Health

Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools
postCurriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
postcare experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

CHANGE Childcare: Childminder resource
post

...Children in Scotland carried out engagement sessions with children at Rising Stars Orr Street, an out of school care (OSC) service in Glasgow and Burgh Primary School. During these sessions we gathered children’s thoughts and opinions about...


The value of childminding must be recognised
post

...2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing childminding and threatens...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care