The Care Inspectorate has released a new guidance document to support the early learning and childcare expansion. The guidance focuses on the criteria for indoor/outdoor settings as described in Early Learning and Childcare: Delivering High Quality Play and Learning Environments Outdoors Practice Note’.  

The following information is taken from the introduction of the guidance: 

“Space to Grow: indoor/outdoor settings aims to maximise the positive experiences for children by encouraging providers to think innovatively and flexibly about design and about the impact the environment can have on the quality of a child’s care, development, learning, health and wellbeing”

“This document focuses on the outdoor space and will act as a tool to be used in conjunction with Space to Grow, Out to Play and the Practice Note: Early Learning and Childcare: Delivering High Quality Play and Learning Environments Outdoors”

Download the guidance by clicking here

Download the accompanying poster providing examples of outdoor provision by clicking here