Early learning and childcare improvement programme
A national quality improvement programme 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.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” Van Gogh
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.
Sharing Practice and Key Resources
This section is dedicated to sharing practice, key resources and quick wins which could benefit your day-to-day work in early learning and childcare. Is there any aspect of practice you would like to see in this section, if so please email email@example.com
- Operating an early learning and childcare setting (including out of school care and childminders) during COVID-19
Bitesize Sessions - Quick Wins
We have developed a series of 5 bite sized sessions on quick wins. These aim to help you make easy to implement improvements that will have a positive impact. The changes can be delivered quickly, with minimal effort. We will release one session a week and you can chose the ones that will be helpful to you. The sessions are:
Scottish Social Services Council Registration
Quality assurance calendars
Week 1 - Medication:
Week 2 - Safe Recruitment
Week 3 - Scottish Social Services Council Registration
Week 4 - Notifications
Bitesize sessions - Key Question 5 self-evaluation
Welcome to our series of four short, bitesize sessions to introduce and support services in completing their Key Question 5 self-evaluation. They share some pointers and reminders which will support you to think about the information and detail required to ensure you get the very best from your service self-evaluation. The sessions have been designed to be viewed in sequence.
To help us measure the impact of these sessions, we would be grateful if you could complete the short feedback questionnaire at the end of session four.
ELC self-evaluation: Introduction to self-evaluation (session 1)
ELC self-evaluation: How are we doing (session 2)
ELC self-evaluation: How do we know (session 3)
ELC self-evaluation: What are we going to do now (session 4)
To help us measure the impact of these sessions, please complete this short feedback questionnaire once you have watched all four sessions. Thank you.
Craig Morris – Senior Improvement Advisor
Fiona Murray – Improvement Advisor
Vicky Lamb – Improvement Advisor
Lesley Mitchell - Improvement Support Assistant
Getting in contact. Please email - firstname.lastname@example.org
National Landscape and Developments
An introduction to improvement theory and how to achieve positive change
The Health and Social Care Standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland
Latest Children and Young People Bulletin
A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments concerning children and young people