Services to People - Education

UNISON is the largest union in Scotland's education service. Our Education Issues Group has representatives from across Scotland and across the wide occupational diversity that UNISON represents.

9th October 2015

Unison is conducting a survey of its Early Years membership. We would like to hear about the issues that are affecting you. In recent years, Early Years staff have faced increasing pressures, demands and financial constraints. The proposed increase of child care offer for working families, is likely to add to this
This short survey is your opportunity to tell us your views. The survey results will be used by UNISON’s to campaign on your behalf.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. Please feel free to pass on to colleagues working in the Early Years sector.
We promise to protect your privacy and treat the information you give us as confidential.
The information you provide will be used only for recruitment and campaigning purposes.

March 2015

UNISON SCOTLAND Childcare Charter 

UNISON Scotland Childcare charter March 2015 image 1
  • Children: Free childcare in the public sector
  • Parents: Expanded parental leave & flxible working
  • Workforce: Fair pay, training & career path
Childcare should be provided free at the point of use by the public sector. The current system is patchy, complex and expensive. Parents in Scotland pay 27% of their household income on childcare, compared to the OECD average of 12%. We need a radical overhaul of childcare provision to ensure that it provides what families actually want: a safe nurturing environment for their children that doesn’t cost the earth.
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