Childminding

Professional childcare workers who work from their own homes to provide a childcare service for other people's children in a family setting. 

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Early learning and childcare - National induction resource image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Early learning and childcare - National induction resource

Date
20/05/2019

Category
Guidance

A national resource to support people joining the early learning and childcare workforce

Raising concerns in the workplace. Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Scottish Social Services Council

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Raising concerns in the workplace. Guidance for employers, social service workers and social work students

Date
14/05/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to advise employers, social service workers and social work students on their duty and responsibilities in raising and acting on concerns

Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers - transition options guidance on contracting image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers - transition options guidance on contracting

Date
29/04/2019

Category
Guidance

A document outlining options for local authorities to consider when developing their processes to contract with private and third sector early learning and childcare providers

Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance for setting sustainable rates from August 2020 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance for setting sustainable rates from August 2020

Date
29/04/2019

Category
Guidance

A document providing guidance to enable local authorities to set a sustainable rate that is paid to funded providers in the private and third sectors

Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance on criteria 7 - business sustainability image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers- guidance on criteria 7 - business sustainability

Date
29/04/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to support implementation of the business sustainability criteria of the national standard for early learning and childcare

Guidance on the presumption to provide education in a mainstream setting image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Guidance on the presumption to provide education in a mainstream setting

Date
26/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guidance to education authorities on their duty to provide education in a mainstream school or early learning and childcare setting unless certain exceptions apply

A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017

Date
19/03/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

The findings of a review of early learning and childcare (ELC) covering the period 2014 to 2017, set in the context of ELC expansion.

How to Use 'The Hub' image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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How to Use 'The Hub'

Date
12/03/2019

Category
Guidance

A guide on How to use The Hub.

Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Children's rights legislation in Scotland: quick reference guide

Date
11/03/2019

Category
Guidance

Guide to children's rights legislation, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)

Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland

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Compendium of Healthcare Associated Infection Guidance

Date
28/02/2019

Category
Guidance

A document containing links to current national policy and guidance on Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI), antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics

Bringing Generations Together image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Bringing Generations Together

Date
12/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Good practice examples to give care services ideas on how to bring generations together in a variety of care settings in a way that improves the quality of their lives

Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Frequently Asked Questions for Local Authorities and Providers image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Frequently Asked Questions for Local Authorities and Providers

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance

A document addressing some of the frequently asked questions from local authorities and providers about the Funding Follows the Child approach, the National Standard criteria and delivery of the real Living Wage commitment

Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Operating Guidance image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Operating Guidance

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on how the Funding Follows the Child approach will operate, in particular how settings will meet the National Standard criteria and what the role of local authorities will be in implementing the approach from August 2020. It also includes clarification on some of the det...

Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Principles and Practice image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Principles and Practice

Date
21/12/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A document setting out the Funding Follows the Child approach and the National Standard which will underpin it and which all providers wishing to deliver the funded entitlement will have to meet from 2020. It also details the next steps the Scottish Government will take to suppo...

Out To Play: Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out To Play: Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare

Date
21/12/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance and practical advice for early learning and childcare settings and practitioners on how to access outdoor spaces to create safe, nurturing and inspiring outdoor learning experiences

Gender equal play in early learning and childcare image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Zero Tolerance

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Gender equal play in early learning and childcare

Date
13/12/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A resource aiming to boost awareness of the positive benefits of encouraging and supporting gender equality from an early age

Food Matters: Nurturing happy, healthy children image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Food Matters: Nurturing happy, healthy children

Date
12/12/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A resource highlighting examples of good practice in supporting children to eat well and enjoy good food every day. It compliments, and should be used alongside, NHS Health Scotland’s Setting the Table, the nutritional guidance and food standards for the early learning and childc...

The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A report setting out the findings of a five year programme of joint inspections of services for children and young people covering each local authority in Scotland

What can you expect from your care worker? image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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What can you expect from your care worker?

Date
04/09/2018

Category
Guidance

A leaflet explaining to people what type of behaviour and values they can expect from their care worker and what to do if they have a concern

Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings (Day Care and Childminding Settings) image

Authors
Health Protection Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland

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Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings (Day Care and Childminding Settings)

Date
01/05/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on infection prevention and control for staff working within nurseries, day-care centres, playgroups, crèches, children’s centres, childminders, after-school clubs and holiday clubs. It should also be used by these staff involved in all outdoor activities for children

Fun Foods First: An easy guide to introducing solid foods image

Authors
NHS Health Scotland

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Fun Foods First: An easy guide to introducing solid foods

Date
26/03/2018

Category
Guidance

Guidance on weaning, including foods and drinks to avoid and a series of recipes