CALA requested guidance from the Scottish Government on the re-opening of Toddler Groups. Scottish Government have kindly responded with the following information with regards to all non-regulated services such as toddler groups:
“Schools and regulated ELCs are beginning again from 11 August and we are receiving queries about whether other indoor activity may resume at the same time.
The answer is that indoor activities for children and young people which are not overseen by a regulator should not start again until agreed guidance is in place. Unfortunately, back to school does not mean back to normality and for now, ensuring that the transition back to school is successful is our top priority.
For now, activities for children and young people under the age of 18 should continue online or outdoors in line with existing guidance.
We know that these indoor activities are of huge value to children, young people and families across Scotland and our ambition are to get them open soon as soon as this is deemed appropriate. We will provide further information about timing with additional guidance where this is necessary”.
We hope this information is useful. Please keep checking in with our Parent Portal for further updates and useful links to a wide range of information to support parents and carers.