eForms system

Unfortunately we are experiencing some technical issues with our eForms system. It is currently inaccessible. We are working hard to resolve this as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Appointment of interim Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Edith Macintosh as our interim Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement.  Read Edith’s biography here.

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Early Learning and Childcare: Practice Note

The Care Inspectorate has a strong desire to support innovative models of early learning and childcare. In partnership with Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust we launched Space to Grow – Design guidance for early learning and childcare and out of school care settingsout of school care settings in June 2017.  This online resource promotes the adoption of good design principles which contribute to high quality and stimulating care and learning environments that support all children no matter what their individual needs are.

We hope our Early Learning and Childcare: Delivering High Quality Play and Learning Environments Outdoors Practice NoteDelivering High Quality Play and Learning Environments Outdoors Practice Note assists you in the planning and delivery of your provision in the future.


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Early Learning and Childcare Statistics 2017

The Care Inspectorate has today published early learning and childcare statistics for Scotland, showing the availability and quality of early learning and childcare for children and families across the country.

The publication includes information about childminders, playgroups, out of school care and different kinds of nurseries.

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Updated guidance from Health Protection Scotland for care homes

Heath Protection Scotland have updated their guidance documents on Norovirus and Influenza for care homes.

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