Thousands more low-income families will benefit from free school age childcare as part of a £15 million investment to help tackle child poverty. Existing services for eligible families in areas of Dundee, Clackmannanshire, Glasgow and Inverclyde will be expanded, with new services set up in other communities across Scotland. LocalRead More →

This week’s (6-12 February) marks Children’s Mental Health Week and to mark it the NSPCC  has offered advice for children and adults who may need help connecting with each other. Darren Worth, Service Head of Childline said: “At Childline, we know that mental health is something that thousands of childrenRead More →

Budget sets out £4.85 billion investment in Education and Skills. A range of measures to help children, parents and carers with costs around school have been set out in the Scottish Government’s budget. These include expansion of free school meals in primary schools, holiday food provision and investment to ensureRead More →

Parents bring women’s football names home  90s revival see retro names soar  Love Island contestants make their mark on the charts  Small screen influences range from Derry Girls to kids’ TV  Girls get their A game on    BabyCentre has unveiled the top 100 baby boys’ and girls’ names ofRead More →

Families of an estimated 145,000 children are set to benefit from extra financial support this winter, following the announcement of the doubling of December Bridging Payments. The move is backed by the Scottish Government with an investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extensionRead More →

Members of the Scottish National Party (SNP) have backed a motion to increase the age of children starting school to six years old. The motion was passed “overwhelmingly” at the party conference this week, where the party’s policy convenor, Tony Guigliano, also proposed introducing a “statutory play-based kindergarten stage forRead More →