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Perth & Kinross Council progresses funded Early Years and Childcare

On Wednesday 7 July the Scottish Government announced that the plans to offer 1140 hours of funded Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) to all 3- and 4-year olds and eligible 2-year olds in Scotland has been delayed and would be introduced during 2020-21.

Perth & Kinross Council is progressing well with the delivery of 1140 hours, and we anticipate being able to deliver 1140 hours in approximately 70% of our settings from August 2020. We have used the outdoor environment in each setting to maximise the space available and we are working to deliver 1140 hours by the end of this year, pending further guidance from the Scottish Government.

In the meantime, we will ensure that all children will have access to a minimum of 600 hours of funded provision.