- 27.5% of settings were open for key workers and vulnerable children prior to 15th July while 72.5% were not
- 19.6% of settings are operating at or around break even
- 41.2% of settings said that they would re-open their setting/s that are currently closed on the 15 July
- 42.2% said that they would remain closed until after the re-opening date of 15th July
- 74.5% of settings are running at a loss
- 42.2% of settings said that working in bubbles would be possible - however many caveated that with financial challenges
- 88.2% of settings said that working in small cohorts would affect staffing levels with much of the feedback focussing on how unsustainable additional staffing requirements would be.
The survey findings showed the importance of planned changes announced last week that the Scottish Government position on the use of small cohorts or ‘bubbles’ would change in August.
The changes settings have made to be able to operate as safely as possible for staff and children also highlight why transitional funding is necessary support for the sector.