About Us

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s largest voluntary sector provider of direct support services to community led childcare organisations

Support and Guidance

Early Years Scotland delivers essential support and guidance to providers of pre-school childcare services. These include playgroups, toddler groups, under-fives groups, all-day care groups, out of school care groups, nurseries, play schemes, crèches and family centres. It works with children and families to directly support early years services in local communities, and covers many of the most disadvantaged groups in Scotland such as those on low income, ethnic minority families, lone parent families and families affected by social or rural isolation.

Early Years Scotland works with the Scottish Government, regulators, local authorities and childcare partnerships, as well as training providers and other umbrella organisations to support early education and childcare settings. It represents the interests of voluntary sector community based settings, and contributes to policy consultations and working groups at national and local level.