Publication - Advice and guidance

Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme: guidance for local authorities and day care settings

Published: 7 Jun 2021
From:
Clare Haughey MSP
Directorate:
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Children and families
ISBN:
9781802010275

Statutory guidance for the operation of the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme for local authorities and participating (registered) day care settings.

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31 page PDF

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Contents
Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme: guidance for local authorities and day care settings
Annex D: Registration for the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme

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Annex D: Registration for the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme

As set out in the Regulations, the information required for registration is as follows:

a) the full name and address of the childcare provider,

b) the category of childcare provision ("day care of children" or "childminding"),

c) the address where eligible children are to be cared for by the childcare provider,

d) whether the childcare provider keeps attendance records,

e) the number of eligible children enrolled with the childcare provider at the beginning of the Scheme Year (a year ending with 31 July),

f) the number of eligible children enrolled with the childcare provider at the date of application for registration,

g) the banking details of the childcare provider

h) a copy of the childcare provider's certificate of registration issued by SCSWIS (Care Inspectorate),

i) the anticipated benefit to be provided by the childcare provider to eligible children under the Scheme in the period in the period from registration until 31 July next, and

j) any other relevant information which Scottish Ministers reasonably require in order to register the childcare provider.

Estimating the benefit you expect to provide

As part of the registration process, you are asked to estimate the benefit you expect to provide.

We suggest that you approach this as follows:

(i) Estimate how many servings you might expect to provide in one calendar day at your setting. This is likely, in the first instance, to be the same as the number of children who will attend the setting for 2 hours or more on that day.

(ii) Consider if there are days in the week for which this is not an appropriate proxy – add up to assess the total provision you might expect in the week to provide your average number of weekly servings.

(iii) Multiply average weekly servings by the number of weeks that your setting will be open between a) 1 August (or from registration if joining the Scheme after that date) and the end of the financial year (31 March) and b) from 1 April – 31 July.

If you do not know how many weeks you expect to be open, please give a best estimate and let the local authority know that there is some uncertainty. You are required to notify the local authority of any significant change (defined as a change +/- 10%).

Over time, you may wish to adjust your projections to take account of seasonal change (e.g. lower attendance in holiday months); regular patterns of absence etc.

E.g. If you are a nursery with a capacity of 80, you might have anywhere between 80 and 160 children attending for 2 hours or more in one calendar day. You might estimate provision as follows:

Average week

Day

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Weekly total

Average attendance/ required servings

110

112

110

114

88

538

Estimated annual total

Weekly total (average) - 538

Number of weeks open between 1 Aug* and 31 March: - 34

Number of weeks open between 1 April and 31 July: - 16

Total number of weeks open in Scheme year: - 50

Anticipated servings until 31 March = 34 x 538 = 18,292

Anticipated servings 1 April – 31 July = 16 x 538 = 8608

(* or registration if joining Scheme post 1 August)


Contact

Email: SMHSS@gov.scot