An overview (August 2018) of findings from a large-scale study to explore the views of parents and carers with children under six across Scotland, to inform the expansion of the Early Learning and Childcare programme.
A report by Audit Scotland (February 2018) on the Scottish Government's ambition to double early learning and childcare hours by August 2020.
A report (August 2017) on the current state of childminding services in Scotland to deliver funded early learning and childcare to eligible two year olds.
A report compiled by the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) looking at ELC sector developments in Glasgow.
An independent review of the skills, qualifications and status of the childcare workforce in Scotland.
A report providing an overview of the funding for current ELC statutory entitlement of 600 hours.
Analysis of responses to Scottish Government consultation and discussion round the expansion to 1140 hours
A report from the Scottish Government on consultations and action plans for the extension of ELC entitlement in 2020.
Care Inspectorate guidance on the design of daycare of children services, including use of outdoor space.
Care Inspectorate best practice guidance for use of outdoor play in daycare of children services.
A study from Canada highlighting the benefits of outdoor play for pre-school children.
A short article looking at the Nuka System of Care from Alaska.
An academic working paper exploring the links between poverty and deprivation and childcare provision.