4. What is Criteria 8 and do I need a Fair Work Policy?
We think the most queries from members will be around Criteria 8.
Settings, including childminders where workers are regularly employed to provide direct care to children, who agree to deliver the funded entitlement must meet Criteria 8.
In order to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of Criteria 8, you will be asked to submit your policies and/or write a Method Statement that evidences your commitment to Fair Work Practices and the real Living Wage commitment.
You may wish to include documents such as:
- Policy documents
- Induction documentation
- Ongoing training and development information
- Statement on rates of pay
- Terms and conditions of employment contracts
- Statements of vision, values and aims
NDNA members can see more about Criteria 8, an example Method Statement and examples of policies and procedures you could include by logging in here.
Councils are not looking for a specific Fair Work Policy; they require evidence that your setting and your practice, meet, or are committed to working towards, the above criteria.
The Scottish Government has published this document below giving illustrative examples of good tender responses to fair work criteria – this Care Services contract example can be applied to ELC.