Consultation on the Increase of Early Learning and Childcare provision in 2020

This consultation is now closed as of 1 September 2017.

Currently, free provision of early learning and child care is offered to all 3 and 4 year olds, as well as eligible 2 year olds.  From August 2014, free provision increased to 600 hours per year, equivalent to around 16 hours per week if delivered during school term time.  However, from 2020 there is a requirement to increase the Early Learning and Childcare entitlement.

The Scottish Government is committed to increasing the Early Learning and Childcare entitlement to 1140 hours per year by 2020, equating to 30 hours per week, term time. This will continue to cover all 3 and 4 year old children, and eligible 2 year olds.

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/Young-People/early-years/ELCTrials

The purpose of this consultation is to help East Dunbartonshire Council gather the views of parents and carers regarding the increase of Early Learning and Childcare provision in 2020.

Officers will hold a public meeting on the Tuesday 29th August 2017 from 6:30pm - 8pm in Milngavie Primary School.

The information you provide will help us to plan the services we provide in the future. The information within this survey is not an indication of what we intend to provide but will provide you with a range of options that will be considered as we plan strategically for the future, taking your contributions into account.

This consultation will run from 14th August 2017 until 1st September 2017.