What is direct childcare?


We don’t see ourselves as a babysitting service.
Instead, we provide resources for learning and play, of the type you would expect at any good day-care nursery or playgroup. The crèche provides a range of toys and games and there are planned activities for all age groups from 0 – 16 years. Additional needs can also be met.

Suitably trained
The service only employs Childcare Practitioners who have been suitably trained and who have undergone the relevant health, safety and disclosure checks. We also carry out risk assessments on all venues.

Direct Childcare is registered with the Care Inspectorate and meets all operational requirements.

We hold registration certificates for both Daycare of Children (Crèche Service) and a Childcare Agency (Sitter Service).

All our staff will register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a Practitioner in the Day Care of Children Services within six months of joining the company.

We operate on a “not for profit” basis and our Scottish charity number is SC035734.