Publication - Advice and guidance

Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers: guidance for setting sustainable rates from August 2020

Published: 29 Apr 2019
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9781787817920

This document provides guidance to enable local authorities to set a sustainable rate that is paid to funded providers in the private and third sectors.

38 page PDF

2.7 MB

38 page PDF

2.7 MB

Contents
Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers: guidance for setting sustainable rates from August 2020
Annex B: Exemplar Questions Regarding Staffing Costs – Working Group Contracting Option

38 page PDF

2.7 MB

Annex B: Exemplar Questions Regarding Staffing Costs – Working Group Contracting Option

Cost Description Question Supplementary Information
Staffing ELC practitioner What is the average basic hourly rate? Is it linked to the real Living Wage or National Minimum / Living Wage?
ELC Support Worker What is the average basic hourly rate? What is the differential between a team leader and a practitioner?
ELC Lead Practitioner / Manager What is the average basic hourly rate? An average benchmark of advertised vacancies could be used
Domestic Staff What is the average basic hourly rate? Is it linked to National Minimum / real Living Wage?
Staffing on Costs All grades What are the statutory minimum provisions? National Insurance, Sick Pay etc. Similar to other sectors e.g. care
All grades Is there a training backfill provision?
Staffing Hours All grades For a 40 place nursery, what is the minimum staffing? What skill mix is in place e.g. 1 team leader to 5 practitioners?

Contact

Email: euan.carmichael@gov.scot