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Early learning and childcare trials discussion paper: analysis of responses

Published: 15 Jun 2016
Part of:
Children and families
ISBN:
9781786522566

Analysis of responses to a discussion on establishing delivery model trials to support expanding the early learning and childcare provision.

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Early learning and childcare trials discussion paper: analysis of responses
ANNEX 4: Interest In Involvement In The Programme of Trials ( Question 11)

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ANNEX 4: Interest In Involvement In The Programme of Trials ( Question 11)

PART 1: PLANNING AND UNDERTAKING THE TRIALS

Main topic of interest Respondent Location Further details
Planning/informing the programme of trials Care Inspectorate n/a
  • Development of trials including pre-trial criteria.
  • Sharing information from registered services database.
Planning/informing the programme of trials National Deaf Children's Society n/a
  • Recommend consultation with British Sign Language National Advisory Group.
  • Recommend consultation with Disabled Young People's Advisory Group
Planning/informing the programme of trials NASUWT n/a
  • Willing to be involved in further consultations and on relevant working party.
Planning/informing the programme of trials EIS n/a
  • Willing to be involved in design and delivery of trials.
  • Willing to willing to seek feedback from any members who are involved in trials and to feed this back to the relevant personnel.
Planning/informing the programme of trials Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector Glasgow
  • Offer to share information from database of organisations providing support to children, their families and young people.
Planning/informing the programme of trials Coldstream Playgroup Coldstream
  • Share views on how services could be developed locally.
Planning/informing the programme of trials Inverclyde Council n/a
  • Offer of involvement in "table top" exercises.
Planning/informing the programme of trials NHS SCOTLAND n/a
  • Review of evidence
Planning/informing the programme of trials Save the Children n/a
  • Will feed learning from Early Years and Childcare Strategy Forum to inform development of trials.
Planning/informing the programme of trials Childhood Practice Providers n/a
  • Will ask students to identify examples of excellence and examples of challenges.
Planning/informing the programme of trials Kirktonholme Nursery n/a
  • Happy to participate in group planning discussions and share experiences.
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials Care Inspectorate n/a
  • Development of measureable outcomes.
  • Assist with evaluation.
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials National Parent Forum of Scotland n/a
  • Offer of advice on how to consult with and engage with parents.
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials Children in Scotland n/a
  • Assistance with evaluation
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials Hopscotch Childcare Centre n/a
  • Assistance with evaluation
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials EIS n/a
  • Assistance with evaluation
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials NHS Scotland n/a
  • Support for planning and undertaking evaluation with regard to individual and population indices of health, wellbeing and child poverty.
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials Scottish Childminding Association n/a
  • Involvement in evaluating improvement outcomes for children.
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials Linda Carr, Head of Centre
First Adventures Nursery
and Chair for West Lothian Network NDNA
n/a
  • Willing to be part of evaluation team.
Establishing evaluative framework and involvement in evaluation of trials Avril Williamson, 36 years working as a teacher and head teacher in nursery schools and classes. n/a
  • Willing to be part of evaluation team and provide advice.
Sharing feedback and good practice Care Inspectorate Scotland-wide
  • Providing examples of innovative practice.
Sharing feedback and good practice Early Education England-wide
  • Sharing information about parallel developments in England.
Sharing feedback and good practice EIS Scotland-wide
  • Will seek feedback from its members in trials and feedback to relevant personnel.
Sharing feedback and good practice NHS Scotland Scotland-wide
  • Can share information using its national public health networks.
Sharing feedback and good practice National Day Nurseries Association Scotland-wide
  • Can share information through the sector.
Sharing feedback and good practice North Lanarkshire Council North Lanarkshire
  • Willing to share good practice with others.
Sharing feedback and good practice National Deaf Children's Society Scotland-wide
  • Willing to share learning from their Early Years' project, "Your child, your choice".
  • Willing to share resources for parents and practitioners.
General help with trials/supporting the implementation of the trials Children in Scotland Scotland-wide
  • Provision of specific support for trials, for example, identification of funding models; delivery of training.
General help with trials/supporting the implementation of the trials National Day Nurseries Association Scotland-wide
  • Helping to overcome barriers; support for implementation; disseminating information across the sector.
General help with trials/supporting the implementation of the trials Scottish Childminding Association Scotland-wide
  • Provision of training and support for childminding services involved in trials.
Providing broad picture of services Care Inspectorate Scotland-wide
  • Sharing of details in its database of registered services.
Providing broad picture of services National Day Nurseries Association Scotland-wide
  • Provision of national perspective of private and third sector nursery landscape.
Post-trials implementation EIS Scotland-wide
  • Willing to be involved in scaling up/implementation.

PART 2: DELIVERING A TRIAL

Main topic of interest Respondent Location Further details
Trials involving childminders Care and Learning Alliance Highlands
  • "Managed childminding service" in which CALA provides line management to registered childminders ( e.g. financial help; help with policies; mentoring).
Trials involving childminders Wee Stars registered Childminder Annandale /Lockerbie
  • Willing to be part of a trial.
Trials involving childminders City of Edinburgh Council City of Edinburgh
  • Blended approach using childminders with other ELC provision for under-3s with additional support needs.
Trials involving childminders Midlothian Council and Midlothian Sure Start Midlothian
  • Blended approach using 8 childminders contracted by the local authority to deliver ELC to 2 year olds.
  • Already in discussion with Scottish Childminding Association about this.
Trials involving childminders Scottish Childminding Association Scotland-wide
West Lothian
  • Will assist any local authority wishing to involve childminders in their trials.
  • Suggest West Lothian as location as there is already an established Community Childminding Service there with local authority contracts set up for childminders for eligible 2 year olds.
Trials involving childminders Scottish Childminding Association South Lanarkshire
Scottish Borders
  • Blended childcare service involving contracted childminders.
Trials involving childminders South Lanarkshire Council South Lanarkshire
  • Full costed proposal made to recruit more childminders on contract (6 in total) in areas of high deprivation and each to provide ELC for 1 x 2/3 year old and 1 x ¾ year old.
Extended opening hours East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire
  • Flexible model of longer opening hours over a calendar year in centres where this is not available at the moment.
Extended opening hours City of Edinburgh Council Edinburgh
  • Additional hours in 8 standalone nursery schools.
Extended opening hours Highland Council Highlands
  • Scaling up existing pilots to cover holidays and seasonal working.
Extended opening hours Sunbeams Nursery Dunoon
  • Willing to be involved in extended hours pilot.
Extended opening hours East Renfrewshire Council East Renfrewshire
  • Full days and/or 1140 hours in one of their family centres which are providing 600 hours currently.
Extended opening hours Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Nursery & Out of School Care Service North Lanarkshire
  • Willing to provide pilot for extended hours as they already operate from 7.30 to 6.00 pm to support parents working patterns
Extended opening hours Scottish Out of School Care Network n/a
  • Willing to trial school holiday provision for most deprived children.
Holistic model of provision North Ayrshire Council Garnock
  • Variety of models of provision for children aged 2 - 18 year olds all under one roof in campus at Garnock. Focus on deprivation.
Holistic model of provision Stepping Stones for Families Glasgow; S. Ayrshire; E. Ayrshire; Renfrewshire
  • Holistic model of provision including full day care; sessional care; OOSC; crèche; and childcare in the family home.
Holistic model of provision Hopscotch Childcare Centre South Lanarkshire
  • Model serving whole family needs regarding childcare.
Holistic model of provision North Edinburgh Childcare North Edinburgh
  • Willing to trial a model which integrates home-based care with nursery and OOSC provision.
Holistic model of provision West Dunbartonshire Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Family wrap-around services which link third sector and other agencies. This would need WDC to create more physical space by adapting existing buildings to be more accommodating and increase capacity.
Holistic model of provision South Lanarkshire Council Hamilton
  • Customised support for families in area of deprivation. Extended provision to 2 - 3 year olds in Hollandbush Nursery School for 52 weeks of the year from 8am - 6pm to cater for workless families.
Holistic model of provision Scottish Childminding Association Midlothian
  • SCMA in partnership with Midlothian Sure Start to trial linking Childminding Network with Mayfield Sure Start Centre in order to provide holistic, wrap-around support for vulnerable families.
Provision for 2 year olds North Ayrshire Council North Ayrshire
  • Willing to trial 1140 hours with entitled 2 year olds in an area of disadvantage, in conjunction with a parent education programme to help parents return to work or FE.
Provision for 2 year olds Scottish Childminding Association North Lanarkshire and Moray
  • Trials to improve the adult:child ratio in ELC by using childminders.
Provision for 2 year olds Early Years Scotland n/a
  • Willing to partner with a local authority to provide ELC for eligible 2 year olds using a Stay and Play model. Envisage parents staying for increasingly less time; parents taking their experience home to enrich the home learning environment.
Provision for 2 year olds Jayne Kirby, Registered Childminder Dumfries and Galloway
  • Currently provides 600 hrs ELC for 2 year olds and willing to participate in trial.
Provision in rural area Care and Learning Alliance Rural area
  • Rural Community Hub to be used for a number of types of provision during the day and at different times of year, e.g. incorporating a breakfast club; toddler Stay and Play; pre-school; childminding; OOSC; and play scheme. All under one roof to meet local needs in rural area.
Provision in rural area North Ayrshire Council Scottish island
  • Provision of 1140 hours on either Arran or Cumbrae.
Provision in rural area Orkney Islands Council Orkney islands
  • Provision of ELC across a scattered island group.
Provision in rural area South Lanarkshire Biggar
  • Biggar Learning Community Campus.
  • Increased hours to give parents flexibility and cover their travel to work time.
  • Open 52 weeks a year.
Awareness raising/communication Scottish Childminding Association City of Aberdeen
  • Joint work between SCMA and Aberdeen City to communicate the benefits of the childminding service. Childminding network is well established in Aberdeen.
Awareness raising/communication National Parent Forum for Scotland n/a
  • Keen to consider how to strengthen parental representation and involvement and communication with parents of children in ELC.
Outdoor nursery provision Care Inspectorate n/a
  • 18 outdoor nurseries are already registered with the Care Inspectorate and operate fully outdoors. Proposal to consider this model for trialling.
Outdoor nursery provision Linda Carr, Head of Centre First Adventures Nursery and Chair for West Lothian Network NDNA n/a
  • Trial ELC in a setting where there is outdoor woodland space on site.
Workforce training North Ayrshire Council North Ayrshire
  • Innovative training approaches for ELC workforce centred on five early learning establishments and some primary school ELC settings.
Workforce training John Davis representing the University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh involvement in development new qualifications, setting up practice/learning centres based on Froebel CPD qualifications. Keen also to develop a new post-graduate qualification and strengthen ties with Edinburgh College and City of Edinburgh Council.
Integrated multi-agency working East Renfrewshire Council East Renfrewshire
  • Willing to trial ELC hub in a local community offering early intervention and prevention approaches.
Arts-based trial Starcatchers n/a
  • Propose a playful arts-based trial using a residency approach in which an artist is paired with a setting to work creatively with children and staff and will engage with parents.
Cross-Border working North Lanarkshire Council Local authorities bordering North Lanarkshire
  • Willing to trial ELC cross-border arrangements with bordering local authorities.
Overcoming barriers to take-up East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire
  • Funding ELC support to access formal childcare in the home setting.
Longitudinal trial Midlothian Council and Midlothian Sure Start Midlothian
  • Want to implement in Woodburn Family Learning Centre a 'Tracer Study' on the children/families attending for the 600 hours ELC. From age 2, through transition to 3-5 nursery and Primary School (and OSC), using the principle of start small, think big, tracking child/family experience, progress, development and learning.
Not specific - general involvement as a trial setting Les Enfant Nursery
Lime Tree Day Nursery
Kidzcare private nursery
Pear Tree Nursery
Busy Bee Nursery
Aberdeenshire/City
Glasgow
Edinburgh
East Lothian
Inverness
  • All willing to be a base for trials so long as the costs are realistic and sustainable post trial.

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