As part of the expansion of early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours by 2020, the Scottish Government, in collaboration with Scottish Futures Trust and the Care Inspectorate are developing design guidance for early learning and childcare service providers.
The guidance will relate to the accommodation and the environment they provide. It will be useful for providers when they:
– consider providing an early learning and childcare service
– plan for any explansion
– develop their indoor and / or outdoor spaces
Although the guidance will assist with the government’s planned expansion of early learning and childcare, it will also be useful to any out-of-school care services.
We would also like the views from parents and carers of children who use Early Learning and Childcare services. We are asking for their views through a separate survey. We would appreciate if you could encourage parents and carers who use your service to complete this separate survey.