Our Approach

Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS) has been created to challenge the inflexibility of current childcare provision across the country.

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Our approach has been developed with the children, families, practitioners and professionals that use it.

By working together we have created a high quality, flexible and affordable service that is inclusive and accessible to all.

Thanks to their influence:

Increase sustainability & profitability

We know that, by providing families with a flexible service, childcare providers not only meet families’ care, training, education and employment needs, they also increase their own sustainability and profitability.

Needs-led services & learning

We have worked with children, families and childcare providers, to understand their needs; developing Our Services accordingly. We use skilled observation techniques, and in the moment planning, to provide needs-led learning opportunities.

Holistic and welcoming environment

We ensure that care and learning are connected throughout, and we therefore deliver a holistic experience where children can learn at their own pace; following their interests in a safe, caring and welcoming environment.

If this sounds like an approach that you’d like to take, or if you’d like more information, then please get in touch.

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Ashley

Without the flexibility of the service we would be paying out 4 x as much in childcare. We are lucky to have my mother in law help 2 days a week. I am a nurse who works shifts therefore our requirements vary on a weekly basis.

Ashley - October 2017

Jenna

Using families at home has been amazing for me, it means I was able to return to education for 2 years and I’m now able to work knowing my daughter is safe and happy. My little ones loves coming to day care the staff are always friendly and helpful and are always on hand to do anything they can to help you.

Jenna - October 2017

Deborah

We love the Daycare Service because of the flexibility and the staff! It has meant that we can still both work but have high quality childcare that we are not just working to pay for so it has enhanced our quality of life too. The staff are all amazing with our daughter and us as worried parents too!

Deborah - October 2017

Laura

Flexible Childcare Services Scotland empowers me to be a working mother. Without the flexibility of the service, I may not have been financially able to return to work.

Laura - April 2018

Jane

The flexibility of the service made it possible for me to start doing a degree at the university. Being able to book my child for exactly the hours I need has been invaluable both financially and in terms of convenience.

Jane - February 2019

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