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1140 hours early years plans on hold

Posted on 1 Apr 2020

We have received notice from the Scottish Government that they are taking steps that will remove the statutory duty on education authorities to make 1140 hours of early learning and childcare (ELC) available to each eligible child from 1 August, 2020.

The current response to the COVID 19 pandemic means that our plans that were progressing towards full implementation from August 2020 are now on hold.  

Over the next few weeks, we will be assessing the impact of this and the guidance coming from Scottish Government. Please be assured that we remain committed to providing 1140 hours of ELC to the children and families of North Ayrshire. We are also committed to keeping you up to date as our revised plans take shape.

We would ask for your patience and understanding at this time. Be assured that we will provide information as it becomes available to us.