Supporting you to operate in a safe environment during the festive period


Christmas is a time of traditions, celebration and exciting activities for all early learning and childcare (ELC) settings including childminders and school aged childcare.  It is important that this year children and families can have the best experience possible while services continue to operate in a way that mitigates the spread of COVID-19.

We have published new guidance to support services to operate in a safe environment during the festive period.


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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 9 December 2020


The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to parliament on 25 November 2020. 


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New features added to our registration portal


We have added two new features to our online registration portal which are now available to use.

These are:

  • request advice before applying to register a service
  • copy a previously submitted application.

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Annual returns are coming


This year's annual returns will be available to service providers for completion between 18 January and 28 February 2021. 

This is slightly later than usual to allow us to prepare for the next phase of the registration digital app which we aim to launch in January.  Allowing time for this means we have been able to remove some sections of the annual returns.


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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 25 November 2020


The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to parliament on 11 November 2020.


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