1. Research and analysis

    30 Aug 2019

    Out of school care parent survey: report

    Details the views of parents/carers of five to 13 year old children regarding out of school care, including term-time and holiday care.

  2. Research and analysis

    14 Aug 2019

    Scottish study of early learning and childcare: phase 1 report

    Phase 1 of the Scottish Study of Early Learning and Childcare (SSELC) aimed to gather a robust baseline of child and parent outcomes for a cohort of eligible two-year-olds who were receiving 600 hours of funded early learning and childcare provision.

  3. Publication

    09 Jul 2019

    Barriers to employment in early learning and childcare: EQIA

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) was undertaken to consider barriers faced by those with protected characteristics to taking up employment in the early learning and childcare (ELC) sector and how we can use the opportunity of the expansion to increase the diversity of the ELC workforce.

  4. Publication

    28 Jun 2019

    Early learning and childcare expansion: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) to consider the impacts on families with a protected characteristic of increasing the statutory entitlement to 1140 hours of funded ELC and of modifying the current session lengths.

  5. Publication

    28 Jun 2019

    Early learning and childcare expansion: CRWIA

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) on childrens rights and wellbeing relating to the early learning and childcare expansion to 1140 hours by August 2020 for all eligible 2 year olds.

  6. Publication

    28 Jun 2019

    Early learning and childcare expansion: BRIA

    Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) relating to the expansion of early learning and childcare for 1140 hours per year for all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds by August 2020.

  7. Publication

    28 Jun 2019

    Early learning and childcare expansion: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) to consider the impacts on families with a protected characteristic of increasing the statutory entitlement to 1140 hours of funded ELC and of modifying the current session lengths.

  8. Publication

    28 Jun 2019

    Early learning and childcare expansion: CRWIA

    Children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts that increasing the statutory entitlement to 1140 hours of funded ELC and modifying the current session lengths will have on children eligible for ELC in Scotland.

  9. NEWS

    22 Feb 2018 09:57

    Learning outdoors

    More than £860k to increase outdoor learning in the early years.

  10. NEWS

    14 Dec 2017 14:35

    Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  11. Advice and guidance

    13 Jan 2009

    The Early Years Framework

    Steps the Scottish Government, local partners and practitioners in early years services need to take to give all children in Scotland the best start in life.