News round up

New guidance from the Scottish Government for early learning and childcare services

The Scottish Government has issued updated guidance: 

Information for parents about daycare of children service closures – Click here 
(last updated 27 March 2020)

Information for childminders about business and financial support  – Click here
(last updated 27 March 2020).

The following guidance has also been updated: 

Information for private, third sector and childminding providers about closures and emergency childcare  –    Click here                                                               

Information for private and third sector childcare providers about business support  – Click here
(both documents last updated 25 March 2020).

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees

ACAS – Helpful advice, guidance and legislation explained – Click here

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Helpful guidance from UK Government (29th March 2020) about the possible impact social distancing can have on our mental health and coping strategies. Click here

Reminder: Scottish Government monitoring uptake and provision of childcare places

The Scottish Government continues to monitor the uptake and provision of places in early learning and childcare settings and providers who have services open for children of key workers should complete the online form each day.  This includes private and third-sector all-day childcare services including nurseries, out of school care and childminders (not local authority settings).

For settings that are closed, you are required submit the survey once, however, If your setting becomes operational again, please complete this on a daily basis before 15:00.

You can access the survey here

NHS Inform guidance in alternative formats and languages

You can access a variety of translated COVID- 19 guidance and information posters and leaflets from NHS Inform in a variety of different languages and easy-read format. 

Click here to access


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