Scottish Government response to the consultation on inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in Scotland

The Scottish Government ran a consultation in relation to ELC inspections with the aim of gathering views on:

  • the strengths of existing arrangements;
  • where improvements can be made; and,
  • specific proposals to streamline and improve the inspection of ELC and school age childcare services through the introduction of a shared quality framework.

The Scottish Government commissioned an independent analysis of the consultation responses from an external research agency, Wellside Research, following the closure of the consultation in October 2022. To read their response please click here.