The Scottish Government has pledged to increase the provision of free early learning and childcare provision to 1140 hours per year by 2020, for children who are 3 or 4 years old, as well for 2 year olds whose parents/carers are on qualifying benefits and are eligible for the 600 hours free entitlement through the Children & Young People’s Act 2014.
East Renfrewshire Council carried out a consultation exercise in July 2017 to ascertain the views of parents on accessing 1140 hours of free early learning and childcare. The department consulted on models that would give parents both flexibility and choice in accessing this additional provision. The delivery model proposed, which is based on current parental demand, includes:
• Nursery sessions which match the school day
• Lengthening of nursery sessions to allow for longer days
• Stretching the provision over the calendar year
• Blended provision
Please click below for further information on Phasing and Prioritisation for places and to view the application form.