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:

NurseryOpening hoursWeeks open per year
Partnership ChildmindersContact providerContact provider
ACE Playgroup, AnnanContact provider38
Hecklegirth Nursery, Annan8am to 6pm38
Newington Nursery, Annan8.30am to 3.30pm38
Sparklers Private Nursery, Annan6.45am to 6pm50
St Columba's PlaygroupCo tact provider38

You can find out which providers will be included during the other 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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