Early learning and childcare improvement programme
A national quality improvement programme has been launched to support early learning and childcare settings who offer funded places and are not currently meeting the ‘quality criteria’ in the new National Standard. The programme is being delivered by the Care Inspectorate. More information on the new early learning and childcare national standard can be found here.
The aim of the quality improvement programme is to support funded settings to make the improvements needed to meet the quality criteria part of the Early Learning and Childcare national standard.
Making the Improvements
Selected providers and staff not meeting the national standard will be invited to participate in learning events and supported by the programme to make improvements.
This will include learning networks, some individual improvement support for providers and settings and good practice resources. The programme will work with local authorities to support the improvement of early learning and childcare settings within their authority area.
Working collaboratively selected providers and staff will be invited to participate in learning events and will work with the programme to make improvements. In addition to the learning sessions, other work will include learning networks, some individual improvement support for providers and settings and good practice resources. We will work with local authorities to support the improvement of early learning and childcare settings within their authority area.
The early learning and childcare team is:
Craig Morris – Senior Improvement Advisor
Fiona Murray – Improvement Advisor Vicky Lamb – Improvement Advisor
Lesley Mitchell and Tracey Foulis – Improvement Support Assistant
Further information about the early learning and childcare improvement programme will be available soon but if you have any initial enquiries please email
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