Date lodged: 8 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government by what date the final guidance compiled by Scotland Excel for childcare will be published.
Answered by: Maree Todd 2 May 2019
Scotland Excel was commissioned by the Scottish Government to develop a suite of supporting operational guidance and information to help local authorities and providers in the private and third sectors, including childminders, implement Funding Follows the Child and the National Standard. Guidance documents covering Business Sustainability, Sustainable Rates and Transition Options Guidance on Contracting were published on 29 April 2019 and can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/funding-follows-child-national-standard-early-learning-childcare-providers-guidance-meeting-criteria-7-business-sustainability/ ,