School Aged Childcare Services
School aged childcare services generally care for children who are attending primary school. Some are open all year round – caring for children before and after school and during school holidays – whilst others are open term-time only. They are usually open from around 8am in the morning and close at 6pm in the evening to support working parents.
School aged childcare services in Glasgow are not run by the Council but are all run either by charities, voluntary groups, social enterprises or are private businesses. There is currently no entitlement to any funded school aged childcare and you have to pay for any services you use.
School aged childcare services are regulated by the Care Inspectorate and have to meet the National Care Standards.
Here is where to find a list of current School Aged Childcare Services.
The Scottish Government is continuing to plan and develop a system of School Aged Childcare (SAC) that will be available and affordable for all eligible families and will be free to the most vulnerable.
As part of the test of change in Glasgow, they are funding a number of Out of School Care Providers and Child Minders to support a set number of eligible families to access funded childcare and alleviate the pressures of the cost of living crisis.
At present, this is short-term support and funded until the end of March 2024.
Glasgow City Council has received funding to support the delivery and development of SAC services within identified GCC Ward Areas.
The names of the School Aged Childcare settings taking part in the test of change are:
Connect 2 Dalmarnock
Connect 2 Carntyne
Connect 2 Riddrie
Blairdardie Out of School Service
TASC – Antonine
TASC – Knightswood
TASC – St Clares
TASC – St Ninians
The children identified as eligible children for the purposes of this project are recognised as belonging to one of six priority groups set out in the Bright Start, Best Future, Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan.
Minority ethnic families
Families with a younger mother (under 25)
Families with a child under one
Larger families (three + children)
Families with a disabled adult or child
In receipt of benefits or have a joint household income of less than £26,000.
If you would like to be considered for assistance with the costs of your School Aged Childcare please complete the School Aged Childcare Application Form 2023-2024 and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org or your School Aged Childcare Provider.
Registered Childminders & School Aged Children
Registered Childminders work within their own homes and can provide care for children from birth to 12 years old - and sometimes older where a child has an additional support need. They are regulated by the Care Inspectorate in the same way that nurseries and school aged childcare services are.
Registered Childminders are self-employed and you have to pay for any services you use.
Here is where to find information on Registered Childminders in Glasgow.