CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture Glasgow East has been working with the communities of Dalmarnock and Bridgeton, along with other areas, since October 2016. The project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and has been exploring the barriers faced by families when trying to access childcare services.
Between October 2018 and February 2019, CHANGE supported the Parent Council of the new Riverbank Primary with the process of identifying an out of school care (OSC) provider to deliver a service from the school. The provider that was successful in its application, Connect 2 OSC services, will be relocating its existing Bridgeton service when the school opens in August 2019. It was identified that some parents and carers may be concerned about how their child would cope with this change and that consideration should be given to children’s views throughout this period of transition. It was agreed that CHANGE, along with a member of the Policy, Projects and Participation (PPP) team at Children in Scotland (CiS), would hold engagement sessions with children attending Connect 2 to gather their views and identify any concerns they had regarding the move to new premises.