To grow childcare services that best support children and their families and to include local residents in the design of these
Using this growth we will support the provision of additional childcare places in Glasgow East for children aged 0-12
To create a model that can be used for other areas to learn from
CHANGE is a project working to create better childcare for communities in Glasgow East.
There are currently a range of nurseries, childminders, and out-of-school clubs in neighbourhoods in North East Glasgow providing care and education for children in the community. However, parents and carers have told Glasgow City Council that what is available is not right for families in the area and the number of families using these services is low compared to other places.
The national charity Children in Scotland has been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to work with people in the area, Glasgow City Council and others to look at what childcare is needed in Calton/Bridgeton, Tollcross/West Shettleston, and Parkhead/Dalmarnock and to come up with a workable way of putting in place better services.
We believe that the only way to get services that work for communities is to listen to people from the community. We want to hear from parents and carers, children, families and the wider community, including childcare services, to find out what needs to change.
Our Project Officer, Anthony O’Malley, is available to meet with anyone who wishes to contribute their views about CHANGE or childcare in Glasgow East. Anthony is based in Glasgow Tuesday to Friday each week within Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Olympia Building, Bridgeton. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07414610096 to arrange a chat.
We will listen to what you tell us and make recommendations, and explore what is possible with Glasgow City Council. Anything you tell us will be anonymised unless you explicitly tell us otherwise, and we will endeavour to take out any identifying information.
At the end of three years there will be more childcare places being utilised in Glasgow East and childcare services in the area will better meet families’ needs.
This project will also make sure there is better information for parents and families about what childcare is available and how you can find out more about accessing this.