ELC hours increase - Phase 1
Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) is changing in Scotland and the number of hours children are entitled to will rise by 2020/21 in order to offer more flexibility for families.
Eligible 2 year olds and all children aged 3 and 4 are currently entitled to 600 hours of funded ELC per year. The funded entitlement will increase over the next few years and almost double to 1140 hours.
Phase 1 of the rollout for Dumfries and Galloway was completed in July 2018. The providers currently offering early access to additional hours are:
|Nursery||Opening hours||Weeks open per year|
|Partnership childminders||Contact provider||Contact provider|
|Creetown Nursery, Creetown||8.30am to 3.30pm||38|
|Drummore Nursery, Drummore||8.30am to 3.30pm||38|
|Glenluce Nursery, Glenluce||8.30am to 3.30pm||38|
|Kelloholm Nursery, Kelloholm||8.30am to 3.30pm||38|
|Minnigaff Community Nursery, Minnigaff||Contact provider||38|
|Penninghame Nursery, Penninghame||8am to 6pm||38|
|Sandhead Nursery, Sandhead||8.30am to 3.30pm||38|
|Sanquhar Nursery, Sanquhar||8.30pm to 3.30pm||38|
|Whithorn Nursery, Whithorn||8.30pm to 3.30pm||38|
You can find out which providers will be included during the remaining phases of the rollout programme:
- View details for phase 2 of the rollout (January 2019 to July 2019)
- View details for phase 3 of the rollout (August 2019 to July 2020)
- View details for phase 4 of the rollout (August 2020)
Email EarlyYearsSupport@dumgal.gov.uk to find out more.