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24 March 2017

Parents will have more choice than ever before when accessing their child’s funded nursery provision the Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald has announced.

News, Childcare, Funding, Scottish Government
24 March 2017

The Prospectus, produced by SDS, is part of the response to the increase in Scottish Government targets for free early learning and childcare provision, it sets out direction and actions to ensure the sector has the workforce to fuel the expansion, and provide high-quality, flexible and accessible childcare across the country.

News, Skills, Childcare
19 January 2017

More teachers and graduates are to be recruited for nurseries in deprived areas in Scotland through a £1.5 million investment to expand early learning and childcare, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

News, Childcare, Employment, Scottish Government
24 October 2016

Scottish Women’s Aid have announced the local Women’s Aid groups that will participate in ‘Building Equality’.

News, Employment, Childcare, Poverty
16 October 2016

First Minister sets out funding options for next phase of ‘childcare revolution’.

News, Childcare, Funding
13 April 2016

Parents on Universal Credit will now be able to claim back 85% of their childcare costs when they move into work – up from 70%.

News, Universal Credit, Childcare
23 September 2015

The Family and Childcare Trust report conclusively finds that many parents are prevented from working due to the high cost of childcare.

News, Report, Childcare, Employment
13 August 2015

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has released its annual research on the cost of bringing up a child, which warns that parents working on the minimum wage are on the brink of a new crisis in family finances that will leave many stranded when it comes to meeting no-frills family costs.

News, Report, Poverty, Childcare
15 May 2015

Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment Annabelle Ewing met with staff at Scottish Gas to hear how the company is helping working parents balance the demands of work and family.

News, Employer, Childcare, Equality
5 December 2014

A new report published by Citizens Advice Scotland exposes the worrying shortcomings in childcare provision in Scotland. In particular, it says that many CAB clients find that provision is either too expensive or simply doesn’t exist in a way that works for them.

News, Report, Childcare
22 August 2014

The Gingerbread report focuses on single parents’ experiences of working and finding work in today’s labour market to help understand how single parent families are faring during the ‘age of austerity’.

News, Report, Gender Equality, Childcare
18 February 2014

Leading children’s expert Professor Iram Siraj will lead a review of the country’s early years workforce as part of plans to transform early learning and childcare across Scotland.

News, Childcare, Employment
5 February 2014

Around two-thirds of mothers say the cost of childcare is an obstacle to them working more, reveals a new report from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation.

News, Report, Childcare
8 January 2014

Lone mothers who work are less likely to suffer from depression than those who stay at home, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation.

News, Report, Childcare, Gender Equality
25 November 2013

More than 100,000 families will save up to £700 a year from more free and flexible nursery care, Children’s Minister Aileen Campbell said. The increase in nursery hours from 475 to 600 hours a year proposed in new legislation will add up to a total saving of £85 million across Scotland.

News, Childcare