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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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Guide for Providers on Personal Planning - Early Learning and Childcare

Date
08/11/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for children are undertaken

Authors
Scottish Government

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National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021

Date
02/09/2021

Category
Guidance

This non-statutory Guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children in Scotland and replaces the 2014 version.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Keeping children safe poster artwork

Date
12/08/2021

Category
Guidance

Poster to accompany the ELC campaign Keeping Children Safe.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Keeping children safe poster artwork SIMOA

Date
12/08/2021

Category
Guidance

Poster to accompany the ELC campaign Keeping Children Safe.

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Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance

Date
13/07/2021

Statutory guidance to education authorities to support them in exercising their functions in relation to the delivery of early learning and childcare from 1 August 2021.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Early Learning and Childcare National Induction Resource

Date
23/06/2021

Category
Policy & Legislation

A resource developed to support individuals in their induction to delivering ELC – whether that is funded ELC or ELC that families purchase themselves - setting out how individuals can expect employers to support them in their new role.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare

Date
15/06/2021

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

A quality framework for daycare of children, childminding and school aged childcare, designed primarily to support services to evaluate their own performance, but will also be used by our inspectors to provide independent assurance about the quality of experiences and outcomes

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out to Play Section 9 Childminding Settings

Date
17/03/2021

Category
Guidance

Guidance and advice for childminding settings on how to access outdoor spaces to create safe, nurturing and high quality outdoor learning experiences

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out to Play Section 10 Out of School Care

Date
17/03/2021

Category
Guidance

Supplementary guidance to be used alongside the main Out to Play document to support the delivery of outdoor experiences in Out of School Care settings

Authors
Scottish Government

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Out To Play Section 11 Practitioners Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs

Date
17/03/2021

Category
Guidance

Supplementary guidance to be used alongside the main Out to Play document to support the delivery of outdoor experiences for children in early learning and childcare with additional support needs

Authors
Scottish Government

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Our Commitment to Childminding in Scotland

Date
21/01/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

An action plan setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for childminding and the actions to support it that are being taken now and into the future

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Impact of Learning for Sustainability on Educational Outcomes - A Summary of Findings

Date
18/03/2020

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A summary of research into the impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes.

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Records childminding services must keep and guidance on notification reporting

Date
10/03/2020

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Guidance on the records childminding services must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and employment. Also includes guidance on notification reporting for childminding services. C

Authors
Education Scotland

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Realising the Ambition

Date
26/02/2020

Category
Guidance

Early years practice guidance designed to refresh and build upon the original principles and philosophy of Pre-Birth to 3 and Building the Ambition

Authors
Scottish Government

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

Date
10/02/2020

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

Authors
Food Standards Agency

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Safer food, better business for childminders

Date
29/01/2020

Category
Guidance

Food safety management pack for registered childminders or childcarers on domestic premises who usually provide meals and drinks for the children in their care

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

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

Authors
Education Scotland

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Autism Toolbox

Date
21/11/2019

Category
Guidance

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

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