The idea of the Co-operative ASC Charter was born from discussions with after school clubs on how to work more co-operatively in line with Edinburgh Council’s electoral pledge on developing a Co-operative Childcare agenda.
The Charter seeks to recognise that parent led, community based after school clubs in fact operate using co-operative principles of fairness, community “ownership” , not being for profit, co-operation and underlying it all, being child centred. These values are the backbone of the Co-operative ASC Charter.
” Loose Parts ” play sessions, training and support from Playbox Scotland
The Charter represents recognition by the City of Edinburgh Council – placing real value on the work done by parent led after school clubs and as a result is only open to Edinburgh based After School Clubs members of LAYC.
LAYC is very grateful for some funding and support from the Council in being able to launch this innovative Charter and look forward to working in partnership with the Council to provide Charter Mark ASCs with the additional support which would allow these groups to develop and sustain their affordable and accessible community based provision