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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Guidance for childminders on applying to increase capacity in childminding settings image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guidance for childminders on applying to increase capacity in childminding settings

Date
13/12/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Care Inspectorate guidance which aims to help support childminders to consider if there are special circumstances before applying for a variation, and consider any evidence of how the individual needs of all children can be met, if there is an increase in registered numbers

Good practice guidance: prevention and management of choking episodes in babies and children image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Good practice guidance: prevention and management of choking episodes in babies and children

Date
12/12/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance to raise awareness of preventing and managing choking episodes for those caring for young children

Autism Toolbox image

Authors
Education Scotland

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Autism Toolbox

Date
21/11/2019

Category
Guidance

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Authors
NHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council

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Equal Partners in Care

Date
22/10/2019

Category
Guidance

A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers

Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022

Date
21/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A strategy providing an insight into what the Care Inspectorate's improvement support offer will be over the next three years and how we will identify where improvements are required

Frequently asked questions: Space to Grow: indoor/outdoor settings image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Frequently asked questions: Space to Grow: indoor/outdoor settings

Date
07/10/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication

Frequently asked questions related to the guidance on the indoor/outdoor settings published alongside Space to Grow.

Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Self-evaluation for improvement – your guide

Date
16/09/2019

Category
Guidance, Care Inspectorate Publication

A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation

Improving children and young people's understanding of their wellbeing image

Authors
Children in Scotland

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Improving children and young people's understanding of their wellbeing

Date
14/08/2019

Category
Guidance

A resource for teachers and practitioners to support children and young people’s understanding of their wellbeing.

Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK image

Authors
Society for Companion Animal Studies

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Animal Assisted Interventions: SCAS Code of Practice for the UK

Date
01/08/2019

Category
Guidance

A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met

Learning for sustainability: Vision 2030+ action plan image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Learning for sustainability: Vision 2030+ action plan

Date
19/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A plan to increase the amount of learning time spent on sustainable skills, including in early learning and childcare

Included, Engaged and Involved Part 1: A Positive Approach to the Promotion and Management of Attendance in Scottish Schools image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Included, Engaged and Involved Part 1: A Positive Approach to the Promotion and Management of Attendance in Scottish Schools

Date
14/06/2019

Category
Guidance

Refreshed guidance for education authorities on the promotion and management of school attendance

Scottish Early Childhood, Children and Families Transitions Position Statement image

Authors
University of Strathclyde

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Scottish Early Childhood, Children and Families Transitions Position Statement

Date
10/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Scotland’s first national position statement on transitions in early childhood, endorsed by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, Early Years Scotland, the SCMA and among others

Scottish Early Childhood, Children and Families Transitions Statement: Summary Statement image

Authors
University of Strathclyde

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Scottish Early Childhood, Children and Families Transitions Statement: Summary Statement

Date
10/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Scotland’s first national position statement on transitions in early childhood, endorsed by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, Early Years Scotland, the SCMA and among others

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.