Early learning and childcare

Parenting across Scotland believes that all families should have access to early learning and childcare that is high quality affordable, and flexible.

PAS work around childcare

PAS has been involved in advocating for high quality, affordable, flexible childcare for families.

You can read the evidence we gave to the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee at Stage 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 here:

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 made it a requirement to consult parents about their childcare needs. PAS commissioned a report looking at the consultations that local authorities undertook in relation to the Act. You can read that here:

The PAS project manager, Clare Simpson, was a member of the Childcare Commission, which has now reported:

Useful research and reports

The law relating to childcare

 The main and most recent legislation:

Secondary legislation: