Childcare Sector Working Group


This group provides a forum for representatives of the private, public, voluntary, and childminding sectors to meet Scottish Government, local government and Care Inspectorate and help shape childcare policy in Scotland. 

Members represent early learning, school age and all-age childcare providers. It was established in 2020 with membership extended to trade unions in 2022.


  • Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) 
  • Early Years Scotland (EYS) 
  • National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) 
  • Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA)
  • Scottish Out of School Network (SOSCN) 
  • Care Inspectorate Scotland 
  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) 
  • Association of Directors of Education (ADES) 
  • Scottish Government (Chair)

Trade unions (in attendance every third meeting)

  • Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) 
  • Unison 
  • Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) 
  • Association of Head teachers and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS) 



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