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A Blueprint for 2020: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland - 2017-18 Action Plan

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 23, 2017


ISBN 978 1 78652 810 0
PPDAS 262597

This document is also available in pdf format (826KB)


Ministerial Foreword


Section 1: Securing A High Quality Experience For All Children
- Developing a Quality Action Plan
- Developing the ELC workforce
- Access to graduate-level early years educators
- Robust quality standards and inspection
- Securing a role for childminders
- Effective partnership working to support transitions into, through, and out of, ELC
- Closing the attainment gap
- Strengthening inclusion
- Access to outdoor learning, exercise and play

Section 2: Creating The Capacity And Supporting Structures For 1140 Hours
- A service model that guarantees quality and unlocks choice
- Delivering more flexible provision
- Delivering 1140 hours
- Maximising the contribution of childminders
- Building capacity within the early years workforce
- Valuing the ELC workforce
- Creating a more diverse ELC workforce
- Building a high quality physical environment
- Ensuring provision is accessible
- Ensuring provision is affordable
- Phasing of the entitlement to 1140 hours
- Monitoring and evaluation

Summary of actions