FCSS Social Impact Report 2022-2023

We are delighted to share our latest Social Impact Report covering the year 2022/2023.

In this report, we look at how we are driving change in the early learning and childcare sector. Providing more and more opportunities for children and young people and their families and how these opportunities support positive societal and economic change.

For example, our early learning and childcare services provided more than 230,000 hours of childcare this year, an increase of 92% on the previous year.

According to our latest research one of the main benefits of flexible childcare is its ability to increase parental employment, and subsequently 85% of the parents and carers we support are in part-time or full-time employment.

Indeed, more than 80% of our service users have reported an increase to their household income thanks to our flexible model, further demonstrating the huge impact that flexible childcare can have on reducing poverty

On top of our ELC services, our settings aimed at children with additional support needs in Aberdeenshire and the Highlands have helped 211 families to gain valuable respite, helping to improve their mental wellbeing and allowing them to increase their other caring responsibilities.