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Become a Member of Early Years Scotland

We offer membership for Early Learning and Childcare settings, including nurseries, playgroups and Parent and Toddler Groups. We also offer membership to organisations and individuals such as Local Authorities, Early Years Practitioners and Students.

Membership & Insurance

Membership

We offer membership for Early Learning and Childcare settings, including nurseries, playgroups and Parent and Toddler Groups. We also offer membership to organisations  and individuals such as Local Authorities, Early Years Practitioners and Students.

Membership of Early Years Scotland is open to the categories below.

Guidelines for ELC Setting Members

Please note that when a setting becomes an Early Years Scotland (EYS) member, the members’ area login details and membership benefits are intended for that one setting only.  This also applies to settings that are part of a chain of ELC settings.

Where there are multiple settings, it is only the staff at the setting that is registered as a member, who are entitled to use the membership benefits.

Should an organisation with multiple settings wish staff at non-member premises to have use of EYS benefits and member discounts, then membership should be purchased for each individual setting. Should you have any queries about this guideline then please contact our membership helpline at [email protected] 

*Early Learning and Childcare Settings should be operating within Early Years Scotland’s Code of Practice for Early Learning and Childcare Settings.(PDF)

Insurance

Your Early Years Scotland membership allows you access to purchase a competitive insurance package which is specifically tailored to the needs of pre-school settings. The insurance cover is underwritten by Ansvar Insurance which is a trading name of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office PLC, and is open to members of Early Years Scotland only. It offers affordable cover for a Setting’s insurance needs.

The standard insurance package is available from as little as £147 including Insurance Premium Tax for twelve months cover and offers the following:

  • Basic sum insured £10,000 for group equipment
  • Additional £2,500 cover for Sheds
  • Money Cover £5,000
  • Personal Accident Cover £10,000
  • Deterioration of Stock £2,500
  • Equipment Breakdown Cover as Standard
  • Abuse Cover as Standard
  • Automatic Cover for Bouncy Castles

As each individual group’s requirements differ, there are various policy enhancement options available, at an additional cost, please refer to the document “Extra Protection for your Setting “ below, further information on these can be found on the Ansvar Charity & Community Insurance Brochure.

Download Ansvar Charity and Community Insurance Brochure
Download Extra Protection for Your Setting

**Please note existing policies covered with our previous insurer, Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA) will continue until renewal on 01/04/2023 at which time renewal will be offered with our new provider Ansvar Insurance.

 

Membership Options

Membership and insurance applications with Early Years Scotland are currently unavailable through the website. If you would like to discuss membership or insurance for your setting please email us at [email protected] and one of the team will get back to you as soon as they can.