November 8

Parents/Carers Survey to inform our plans for Expansion of ELC to 1140 hours in 2020

As you may be aware the Scottish Government are almost doubling Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) entitlement available in Early Learning and Childcare settings for all three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds by 2020.

The move will see the hours increased from 600 to 1140 hours, a change from around 16 hours to about 30 hours of free ELC per week. Parents will have the option to use it during term time or it could be spread all year round to cover holiday periods and fit in with work patterns as well.

Parents and carers are being asked to fill in a new Midlothian Council survey about how they would use the 1140 hours of free early learning and childcare (EL&C) they will be entitled to by 2020.

We would encourage all parents and carers to fill in the survey.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email

Julie Fox, Schools Group Manager
Improving Attainment in Early Years

Posted November 8, 2017 by cbadmin in category Uncategorized