Respect and opportunities for all
PKC Education and Children’s Services are working towards the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) as outlined in the Scottish Government’s Blueprint for 2020: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland.
By 2020, all 3-5 year olds and eligible 2 year olds will have access to 1140 hours of fully funded ELC. This means that in PKC most children will experience early learning and childcare in a funded provider for at least two full days a week and some full days for 5 days a week.
As a result of the changes to a child’s experience prior to beginning their Primary School education across PKC, Primary One children will attend school for a full day from August 2019 and therefore will no longer access ½ days for the first two weeks of term. Children will therefore have access to the benefits of full time education and a school meal experience from their first day.