Increased support for childminders
Payments will support business sustainability.
Grants of £750 are being paid to all registered childminders in Scotland in order to secure the sustainability of their businesses.
Funding of more than £3.2 million has been made available to ensure that all childminders registered with the Care Inspectorate will receive the flat-rate payment.
While up to £1 million had been planned for need-assessed grants, additional resource has been invested to ensure payments can be made to all registered childminders. This will simplify and speed up the process, ensuring the money reaches those that need it as quickly as possible.