‘As Scotland’s social work, social care and children and young people workforce continues to grow it’s a good time to recognise the valuable contribution they make helping people live the lives they want but also their contribution to the economy .’ SSSC Acting Chief Executive, Maree Allison
A new nursery is to be built next to the Orkney College campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Kirkwall.
121,101 children were in funded Early Learning and Childcare places in Scotland at the end of April 2022 – an increase of 9,527 since January 202
“We welcome the launch of this new Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund that can be accessed by the wide range of childcare services across Scotland that support our youngest children.” Jane Brumpton, Chief Executive of Early Years Scotland
“We would be looking to open in January and we need to hear from parents and carers first to allow us to shape the facility.”
“from the ages of 3 to 5, I went to a local nursery – St. Pat’s. I have clear and good memories of it.”
Grants will be available to all private and third sector childcare providers, not just those delivering funded early learning and childcare.
“We regret that we will no longer be in a position to provide childcare for the children of Key Workers from all three Key Worker categories – although we will do this if space allows.”
The advice this week from the Scottish Government continues to be to Stay at Home to Protect yourselves and others.
“New guidance for teachers, parents and families has been issued on learning and teaching at home for children and young people during Term 4, between the spring and summer breaks.”