#TellSCMA: Childminders and Parents’ Experiences of funded Early Learning and Childcare

Over the last few years, much work has been undertaken in support of the Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver 1140 free or ‘funded hours’ of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) to parents/carers of all three, four and eligible two-year-olds.

SCMA is conducting two important surveys to help us to gauge a wide range of experiences of funded ELC – both good and bad – to help us understand more about the current landscape of ELC in Scotland. 

Please click on the relevant link below to take part in our ELC Survey - it will take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time and we would very much appreciate your feedback. The surveys will close on Friday 17 September 2021.


COVID-19 Update

Blended placements are permitted, provided that risk assessments and precautions are in place, and childminders should ensure they are familiar with the Childminder Services Guidance in relation to blended placements.

For further information, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage and FAQs here.

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