The Scottish Government has begun monitoring the uptake and provision of places in early learning and childcare settings.  This includes private and third-sector all-day childcare services including nurseries, out of school care and childminders (not local authority settings). Information in relation to local authority settings will be gathered on a separate survey.

From Thursday 26 March, it is vital that these services complete this short online survey daily by 3pm each day.

Services providers in the voluntary and private sectors and childminders are asked to provide information on: 

  • whether they are open or closed
  • the number of ELC practitioners working in the setting
  • the number of children attending (including those classed as “vulnerable”, those of key workers, and those attending solely for the purposes of taking a meal).

Information will be collated by Scottish Government and alongside the local authority data, this will be used to monitor the level of provision during the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

You can access the survey here

The data you give is crucial in enabling Scottish Government to monitor current provision in light of this unprecedented situation.

Thank you for your support in completing this daily survey and to you and all your staff providing this vital service to children and families.