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:

NurseryOpening hoursWeeks open per year
Partnership childmindersContact providerContact provider
Creetown Nursery, Creetown8.30am to 3.30pm38
Drummore Nursery, Drummore8.30am to 3.30pm38
Glenluce Nursery, Glenluce8.30am to 3.30pm38
Kelloholm Nursery, Kelloholm8.30am to 3.30pm38
Minnigaff Community Nursery, MinnigaffContact provider38
Penninghame Nursery, Penninghame8am to 6pm38
Sandhead Nursery, Sandhead8.30am to 3.30pm38
Sanquhar Nursery, Sanquhar8.30pm to 3.30pm38
Whithorn Nursery, Whithorn8.30pm to 3.30pm38

You can find out which providers will be included during the remaining phases of the rollout programme:

Further information

Email EarlyYearsSupport@dumgal.gov.uk to find out more.

Page last updated: 07/05/2019
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