Launch of Consultation on Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance

The Scottish Government launched a consultation on the updated Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance. The consultation will provide an opportunity for everyone involved in early learning and childcare to provide their views before the guidance is finalised.

Background

Scottish Government state:

The Guidance will support local authorities in exercising their functions in relation to the delivery of early learning and childcare from 1 August 2020. It refreshes the Statutory Guidance published in 2014 and reflects the changes in the policy and legislative framework for the delivery of early learning and childcare. This includes the legislative changes, which were agreed by the Scottish Parliament in June 2019, to increase the statutory funded early learning and childcare entitlement for eligible children from 600 hours to 1140 hours from August 2020 and to support the implementation of the expanded entitlement”.

 Who should complete the consultation?

Everyone involved in early learning and childcare.

The consultation on the updated statutory guidance document can be found at: https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/early-learning-and-childcare-statutory-guidance/.  

The consultation will run until 4 March 2020.

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