Category Archives: Childcare

Have a child under 5 in Dundee? Have your say on early learning and childcare

Dundee City Council are asking for opinions from parents/carers in Dundee, with a child under 5, on how best to access early learning and childcare entitlements.

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OPFS Factsheets updated for 2016

We’ve updated our single parent factsheets for 2016. They are now available for download.

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Take the Scottish Home Play survey today

A survey looking to understand how you and your child spend time playing.

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Aberdeenshire childcare services winter update

Visit to the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeenshire children

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Survey: How would you use increased hours of childcare for 3-4 year olds?

The Scottish Government are trying to obtain the views of as many parents of 3 or 4 year old children from as wide a variety of back grounds as possible on how they would use a proposed increase in childcare provision.

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OPFS’ response to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on the extension of free childcare

One Parent Families Scotland warmly welcomes the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s commitment to extend free childcare – parents are desperate for a fairer system.

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Aberdeenshire staff support spina bifida group parents

Flexible Childcare Services Aberdeenshire staff support Spina Bifida Association parents.

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New Information Pack: Going Back to Work

Our third information pack, ‘Going Back to Work’, is now available. It guides parents through the financial implications of returning to work and the childcare options open to them.

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Brand New Information Packs

We’ve redesigned some of our most popular publications. New for April 2014 with the updated benefits and tax credits rates are two information packs: ‘Separation and Divorce: Sorting it Out’ and ’ Money for Single Parents’, with a third, ‘Going Back to Work’, to follow shortly.

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OPFS Seminar 2013 – Speech by Aileen Campbell MSP

We’ve now uploaded the speech given by the Minister for Children & Young People, Aileen Campbell MSP at our annual Seminar on 08 November 2013.

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