Early learning and childcare (ELC)

All early learning and childcare settings regulated by the Care Inspectorate, including school-aged childcare and childminders.

Topics
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Bowel and Bladder
  • Child Protection
  • Looked After and Accommodated Children
  • Complaints
  • Creative and Physical Activity
  • Disability
  • Equalities / Human Rights
  • Food and Fluid
  • Infection Control
  • Involvement and Participation
  • Learning Disabiities
  • Management & Leadership
  • Medication
  • Restraint
  • Play
  • Risk
  • Self-evaluation
  • Staffing
  • Alcohol / Drug Misuse
  • Tissue Viability
  • Mental Health
  • Carers
Topics
  • Child development
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (including attachment)
  • Children’s rights
  • Creative Play
  • Play and learning
  • Outdoor play
Resource Type
  • Children and Young People Bulletin
  • Case Study
  • National strategies and frameworks
  • Event
  • Guidance
  • Research
Care Setting
  • Care Homes for Children and Young People
  • Childminding
  • Playgroups and Nurseries
I work with
  • Children & Young People
Topics
  • Children and Families
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
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Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Exploring health protection guidance for use in children and young people settings, including education

Date
12/06/2024

Category
Event

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Supporting potty learning in early years settings

Date
29/05/2024

Category
Event

Authors
Social Work Scotland

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Self-Directed Support Framework of Standards (2024)

Date
17/05/2024

Category
Self-directed Support Library

The Self-Directed Support Framework of Standards consists of a set of standards (including practice statements and core components) written specifically for local authorities to provide them with an overarching structure, aligned to legislation and statutory guidance, for further...

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Space to grow and thrive

Date
14/05/2024

Category
Care Inspectorate Programmes & Publications

A resource to help early learning and childcare (ELC) and out of school care (OSC) services be the best they can be in terms of design. This section includes photographs of aspects of practice, which should be useful to those considering an indoor outdoor setting.

Authors
Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

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The SDS Handbook - Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

Date
31/03/2024

Your complete guide to accessing care and support in Scotland

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Key question 7 webinar for care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation (special residential schools)

Date
14/03/2024

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Key question 7 for mainstream boarding schools and school hostels

Date
05/03/2024

Category
Self Evaluation Tools, Guidance, National strategies and frameworks, Quality Frameworks

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Key question 7 for secure accommodation services

Date
05/03/2024

Category
Self Evaluation Tools, Guidance, National strategies and frameworks, Quality Frameworks

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Key question 7 for care homes for children and young people and schoolcare accommodation (special residential schools)

Date
05/03/2024

Category
Self Evaluation Tools, Guidance, Quality Frameworks

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Nappy changing for early learning and childcare settings (excluding childminders)

Date
01/02/2024

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance

Settings caring for young children who use nappies must have appropriate facilities. These facilities must provide children with a safe, clean environment and appropriate equipment while promoting privacy, dignity and for older children, independence.