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UK Recognition as Best Family Friendly Third Sector Employer

UK Recognition as Best Family Friendly Third Sector Employer

Inspiring Scotland has received further recognition for its Family Friendly practices picking up the award for the Best UK Family Friendly Third Sector Employer.

The judges of the UK wide Family Friendly Working Award were impressed by Inspiring Scotland’s flexible culture and the way it uses flexibility of time to attract and retain high calibre staff.

Other winners on the day included, Lloyds Banking Group, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Sky, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and West Dunbartonshire Council.

Sarah Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:“Congratulations to all this year’s Top Employers for Working Families award winners, singled out because they offer leading flexible workplaces that support the grain of their employees’ lives. I look forward to working with them to make work work, for people, families and the economy, so that families thrive and business prospers.”

Commenting, Celia Tennant, Chief Executive, said:“We are delighted to receive further recognition for being a person centred and family friendly and flexible employer.  This approach is at the heart of Inspiring Scotland’s business and is very much seen as the norm.  We know that when work life balance is good, we’re happier and more productive.”

Rachel Cowper, Play Programme Manager. collected the award at an award ceremony in London on the 6th July 2017.

Find out more about family flexible working  www.workingfamilies.org.uk

Outdoor nurseries launched by Deputy First Minister in Castlemilk
20.11.2017

Outdoor nurseries launched by Deputy First Minister in Castlemilk

Outdoor play and learning was given a boost when Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney officially launched the Welly Wanderers outdoor nursery in Glasgow’s Castlemilk woods on World Children’s Day, 20 November 2017. The Welly Wanderers is one of three outdoor nurseries being established in Glasgow under a partnership

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Callander Youth Hostel leader named Social Enterprise Champion
09.11.2017

Callander Youth Hostel leader named Social Enterprise Champion

Chris Martin, Managing Director of Inspiring Scotland-supported charity Callander Youth Project Trust (CYPT), has been named Social Enterprise Champion by Social Enterprise Scotland. CYPT runs the Callander Youth Hostel and Bridgend café in Callander as a social enterprise offering training and employment for young people in the hospitality industry. Chris, pictured above with Angela Constance MSP,

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Inspiring Scotland supports Scottish Government’s Early Learning & Childcare Quality Action Plan
31.10.2017

Inspiring Scotland supports Scottish Government’s Early Learning & Childcare Quality Action Plan

Inspiring Scotland supports Scottish Government in its commitment to improving the quality of Early Learning and Childcare through the publication of it’s Quality Action Plan. Through the work of the go2play fund, Inspiring Scotland has championed and encouraged play-based outdoor learning in Scotland’s communities, schools and natural spaces since 2010. We are pleased to see

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