New e-learning module – Understanding the Child’s Plan

We are pleased to announce the launch of the latest free e-learning module  ‘Understanding the Child’s Plan’  – made in partnership with HIGHLAND CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE.

To access the module, visit

If you have any difficulty in accessing the module, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

We hope you enjoy and find the e-module useful and informative!

Guidance for Early Learning and Childcare settings – COVID 19

The guidance for educational and Early Learning and Childcare settings has now been updated and incorporated into the following general advice for all non-healthcare settings:  You will see it has some specific material for educational settings in Section 2, as well as other advice that applies more generally.

The guidance includes useful Educational resources for use in childcare and educational settings on page 12.

NHS has also provided us with a short animated video to support conversations and developing our children’s understanding of the virus – ‘Child-friendly explanation of Coronavirus (COVID-19)’

Coronavirus – Revised notification guidance

Care Inspectorate have revised their notifications guidance with immediate effect for all Early Learning and Childcare settings until further notice.

Care Inspectorate state:

“Every registered service with the Care Inspectorate must complete a notification of ‘Outbreak of Infectious Disease’ via their eForms account. Providers must notify the Care Inspectorate within 24 hours of any suspected or known case or outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19″.  

For further information on procedures and download relevant guidance and reporting formats visit:

You will also find useful links to the ‘NHS Inform’ website with key messages for procedures/information/precautionary measures etc.

An information event for childminders in Scotland

Being and becoming a funded ELC Provider

Saturday 25th April 2020

Click here to read about this free event.

For childminders who are not able to attend but would like to know more – content and any presentations from the day will be made available after the event and posted on the Knowledge Hub in a group open to all stakeholders: Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland – Discussion Forum and Documents.

If you are not already a member of the Knowledge Hub and would like to join please email: [email protected]

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

The following is a new public health poster for COVID-19 from NHS SCOTLAND to provide advice for places of education.

This poster should be downloaded/shared on Social Media/displayed in your settings etc. Please share widely.


It is a requirement for all registered childminders and daycare of children’s services to notify the Care Inspectorate of any incidences or outbreaks of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) via the Care Inspectorate notification process

Click here to download a copy of the poster