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Umbrella/National Organisations


National Day Nurseries Association

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is the national charity and membership association for nurseries. NDNA provides nursery support, information and advice, childcare training and a quality improvement scheme, e-Quality Counts.

Scottish Childminding Association

Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the only organisation dedicated to supporting childminders in Scotland. They promote childminding as a quality childcare service by helping SCMA childminders to be the best they can be.

Scottish Out of School Care Network

Scottish Out of School Care Network (SOSCN) is the national infrastructure umbrella organisation providing support, mentoring, training, information and resources to the nearly 1,000 school-aged childcare services in Scotland, which provide childcare, play and learning to over 45,000 children.

Early Years Scotland

Early Years Scotland (formerly SPPA – the Scottish Pre-school Play Association) is a national organisation that invests in our youngest children pre-birth to 5. It delivers essential support and guidance to providers of early learning and childcare in every local authority in Scotland. It also work directly with young children and families in a range of local settings including community venues, nurseries and prisons.

Action for Children

Action for Children is one of the UK's leading children's charities, helping children achieve their full potential. Through their services they support some of the UK's most vulnerable and excluded children, and work in partnership to develop services in response to the needs of local children, young people and their families.

Barnardo’s Scotland

Barnardo’s Scotland is committed to working collaboratively with voluntary, heath, education, social care and justice agencies to improve services and outcomes for children, young people and families in Scotland.

Children’s 1st

Children’s 1st is one of Scotland’s leading childcare charities. Their mission is to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. Children 1st supports families under stress, protects children from harm and neglect and promotes children’s rights and interests.

Children in Scotland

Children in Scotland is the national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.

Daycare Trust

Daycare Trust is a national childcare charity campaigning for high quality, accessible, affordable childcare for all and raising the voices of children, parents and carers.

ParentLine Scotland

ParentLine Scotland is a service provided by CHILDREN 1ST and is a national helpline for parents, carers, and any adult (including teachers and early years practitioners) concerned about or caring for a child.  ParentLine provides a Family Decision Making Service: working with families to help children cope with the significant changes in their lives to include parent/carer separation and a National Kinship Care Service.
ParentlIne staff listen, support and advise parents on a variety of issues including bullying, behaviour and separated families and assists them to see the  problem from a different perspective (the child’s or the teacher’s) which can help them see a solution.
Looking after a child is challenging no matter what age they are and ParentLine offer support. Regardless of how big or small the problem is. For more information you can view the ParentLine Scotland leaflet here.

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