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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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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Strategic planning of health and social care in Clackmannanshire and Stirling

Health and social care services in Clackmannanshire and Stirling are performing well at present but need to work together more effectively as partners to meet the needs of people in their communities, now and in the future.

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Consumer law advice sets out obligations for care homes

The CMA is providing advice so care homes understand their responsibilities under consumer law.

The advice is being published as part of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) ongoing consumer protection work into residential care homes and nursing homes for older people (over 65s).

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Supporting Improvement - it's everyone's business

This booklet sets out the Care Inspectorate's Improvement Strategy, the role of the improvement support team and key improvement messages for providers, services, staff, people using the service and their families or carers.  This can help you with any improvements you want to make and guide you to test out your changes using the Model for Improvement.  It's in a simple, informative and creative format and you can download this and use it to promote improvements in care in your own area. 

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