Childcare up to age 16 early education and childminders The national care standards for childcare cover services for children and young people up to the age of 16 years which are to be regulated under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (‘the Act’). They apply equally to services operating in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and in domestic or non-domestic premises which provide services for over two hours a day and for six days or more each year. The range of services covered include: • nursery classes; • crèches; • childminders; • after school clubs; and • playgroups.
To download a poster outlining the main principles of the National Care Standard please click on the following link:
national care standards poster