Early Learning and Childcare – two year old places
Strong Start places for 2 year olds.
The government has committed to providing 600 hours of free Early Learning and Childcare for eligible two years olds whose parents meet certain benefits criteria. This must be in place by 31 October 2014 across Scotland. In Perth and Kinross we are calling these places Strong Starts and they will be available from August 2014.
Eligible children will join our Strong Start programme and will be able to access a maximum of five mornings or five afternoon sessions a week. Each session will be approximately 3 hours 10 minutes with start times agreed with individual schools.
Some two year children may be eligible for a place if a parent is receiving any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Jobseekers Allowance (income based)
- Employment and Support Allowance (income based)
- Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance
- State Pension Credit
For more information, see the Council website here: