1. Progress report

    09 Nov 2021

    Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  2. Strategy/plan

    27 Oct 2021

    Curriculum for Excellence review: implementation framework

    A framework for how we will address the recommendations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, ‘Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence: Into the Future’. This will include using the analysis and advice set out in Professor Stobart’s working paper on assessment in secondary education.

  3. Research and analysis

    31 Aug 2021

    Financial sustainability health check of the childcare sector in Scotland

    The financial sustainability health check has collected evidence on the sustainability of the childcare sector and the impact of COVID-19. It has been informed by detailed surveys of childcare providers, in-depth case study interviews with providers, and analysis of trends in registration data.

  4. Consultation analysis

    16 Nov 2020

    Out of school care - draft framework: consultation analysis

    This is the summary report of the 2019 consultation on the draft framework for Out of School Care in Scotland. It will inform the final Framework and provide evidence for future development of School Age Childcare policy.

  5. Advice and guidance

    06 Oct 2020

    Early learning and childcare: induction resource

    This induction resource provides new ELC employees with all the relevant information they need on what to expect in their first few months in post, including the most up-to-date resources and best practice.

  6. Impact assessment

    25 Sep 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact of restrictions on children and young people: CRWIA stage 3

    This Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) sets out the consideration which has been given to children’s rights and wellbeing for the latest COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings to enable children and young people to live their lives as normally as possible, to reduce the impact on their health and wider wellbeing.

  7. 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.

  8. Impact assessment

    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.

  9. Impact assessment

    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.

  10. Impact assessment

    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.

  11. Impact assessment

    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.

  12. Impact assessment

    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.

  13. Impact assessment

    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.

  14. NEWS

    22 Feb 2018 09:57

    Learning outdoors

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

  15. NEWS

    14 Dec 2017 14:35

    Scotland’s Budget

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

  16. 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.