Complain about early learning and childcare

Last updated: 22 October 2019

If you're not happy with the care your child is receiving from your early learning and childcare provider, you can:

  • raise the issue with them directly

  • make a formal complaint using their complaints procedure

  • contact the Care Inspectorate. They will investigate your complaint

Help with your complaint

Contact the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance to find out about getting help from an advocacy service in your area to make your complaint.

If you're still unhappy with the way your complaint's been handled

Contact the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman if the Care Inspectorate has investigated your complaint and you're still not satisfied.

Their contact details are:

Freephone 0800 377 7330 or 0131 225 5300