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September 2016
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Publication of Financial Review of Early Learning and Childcare reports
The report of the Financial Review of Early Learning and Childcare and the associated report on partner provider finances produced by Ipsos MORI have been published by the Scottish Government.
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Prepare for the fight against flu
It’s getting close to flu season again, and parents are being urged to prepare their children for the fight against flu as the latest national childhood flu vaccination programme gets underway.
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Childminder’s Q&A with the Minister
Got a question for the Minister for Childcare and Early Years?
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Information Commissioner Office (ICO) statement
Following the Supreme Court Judgment on Parts 4 & 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has published a statement to provide clarification on how the judgment impacts upon current information sharing practice in the child welfare sector in Scotland.
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Aberdeen Community Childminders celebrated by Minister for Childcare and Early Years
Aberdeen’s SCMA Community Childminders, who go the extra mile to support families at times of need, met Mark McDonald MSP, the Minister for Childcare and Early Years on Saturday.
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Top things childminders need to know about Tax-Free Childcare
The Care Inspectorate has published information on the top things childminders need to know about Tax-Free Childcare.Tax-free childcare is a new government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare. From early 2017, parents will be able to open an online account, which they can use to pay for childcare from a registered provider.
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Statement on Named Person - Deputy First Minister
The Deputy First Minister has made a statement to Parliament about the Named Person service and how the Scottish Government has responded to the Supreme Court judgment of 28 July 2016.
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New Vacancy: ELC Childminding Development Officer
SCMA is pleased to invite applications for the new post of Early Learning and Childcare Childminding Development Officer.
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