Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) (Formal childcare)

Children’s nurseries and after-school care

Only those children’s services registered with the Care Inspectorate can return to using church buildings for the present time. Nursey providers must ensure that they can operate their service in accordance with the relevant Scottish Government sector guidance. The congregation must ensure that both the nursery and themselves have a COVID-19 risk assessment in place and that the congregation has completed the buildings checklist before the nursery can reopen.

As with registered nurseries, Care Inspectorate after-school clubs (child care provisions) from a church building are able to return. Service providers must ensure that they can operate their service in accordance with the relevant Scottish Government sector guidance. The congregation must ensure that both the nursery and themselves have a COVID-19 risk assessment in place and that the congregation has completed the buildings checklist before the nursery can reopen.

Should a congregation wish to undertake, or give space to an unregulated children’s activity then they should follow the unregulated children’s activities guidance.