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Early Learning and Childcare Data Consultation

Due to the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) services in 2014, and plans for further expansion over the next few years, this has in turn resulted in the need for both new and more detailed data for this sector. A public consultation was undertaken between 9th November 2015 to 6th January 2016 in response to this need, with a particular focus on the Scottish Government ELC census collection, which has the greatest scope for change.


A PDF version of the questionnaire is available for information, which provides details of the questions asked and topics covered.



A report detailing the findings from the consultation is available.



Following the findings of the consultation, recommendations have been set out in this report to address areas for development of ELC data, and particularly the SG ELC census, so that it better meets current and future data needs.


If you need any further information, please contact Keira Gore (keira.gore@gov.scot 0131 244 1690).