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Social Impact Report – Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

The availability of childcare to help parents into work and training is vital in tackling child poverty. But childcare affordability and flexibility are major barriers facing single parents who want to take up work or get qualifications, with the quality of childcare an associated concern.

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Social Impact Report – Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

If you are a single parent on a zero-hours contract how can you get reliable childcare when you need it, and which doesn’t leave you worse off? How do you pay for childcare in order to retrain for work or for better …

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Scottish Government Child Poverty Delivery Plans – Single Parents Views

To contribute to the Scottish Governments Child Poverty Delivery Plans OPFS undertook an on-line and
paper-based survey on single views on the impact of poverty and what they felt government
should prioritise.

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OPFS welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to improving and increasing high quality, flexible early learning and childcare

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP  made the following announcement on childcare funding at the SNP conference in October: “By 2020, we will deliver 30 hours a week for every three and four year old and eligible two year old……And each …

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OPFS Survey Results: Survey of Glasgow Single Parents’ Policy Priorities

We recently carried out a survey of single parents in Glasgow asking about their policy priorities.Three key areas are: childcare; welfare reform and employment.

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Summary of results of parental consultation about additional childcare provision

The summary of findings of 101 project’s parent focus group into the additional 2 year olds 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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OPFS Seminar 2013 Presentations

Following our successful Seminar on 08 November 2013, we’ve uploaded the fascinating presentations delivered on the day by Claire Telfer and Naomi Eisenstadt CB.

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Do you want to see more affordable flexible childcare in Scotland?

Please support the campaign asking the Scottish Government to give all families a right to high quality, affordable and flexible childcare.

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