ELC hours increase - Phase 2
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 2 of the rollout for Dumfries and Galloway will begin in Annan during January 2019. The providers offering early access to additional hours are:
|Nursery||Opening hours||Weeks open per year|
|Partnership Childminders||Contact provider||Contact provider|
|ACE Playgroup, Annan||Contact provider||38|
|Hecklegirth Nursery, Annan||8am to 6pm||38|
|Newington Nursery, Annan||8.30am to 3.30pm||38|
|Sparklers Private Nursery, Annan||6.45am to 6pm||50|
|St Columba's Playgroup||Co tact provider||38|
You can find out which providers will be included during the other phases of the rollout programme:
- View details for phase 1 of the rollout (August 2017 to July 2018)
- 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.