Expansion to the entitlement to Early Learning and Childcare from August 2020

Entitlement to Early Learning and Childcare is Changing in 2020

Currently, all 3 and 4 year old children and some eligible 2 year olds are entitled to 600 hours of funded Early Learning and Childcare per year.

The Scottish Government have committed that from August 2020 the amount of Early Learning and Childcare that children are entitled to across Scotland will be increased to 1140 hours per year.

Across the Council area, various models of provision will be available from 2020 including:

  • School term time only ( around 30 hours per week)
  • 49 weeks of the year (around 23 hours and 20 minutes per week)