Our Plan on a Page
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Childcare policy contributes to national outcomes focused on...
- Children and young people
Our policy vision – making Scotland the best place in the world to grow up
Through access to rich and nurturing early learning and school age childcare experiences, children, families and their communities are enabled to reach their full potential and the poverty-related outcomes gap narrows.
Our strategic priorities
Realising the benefits of the expansion to 1140 hoursof funded Early Learning and Childcare for children and families.
Progressing the expansion of our childcare offer, including building a system of school age childcare and developing a new offer for one and two year olds.
Ensuring that the delivery of our priorities is supported by a sustainable, diverse and thriving sector and profession.
Ensuring that our ambitions are underpinned by fair funding and outcomes frameworks, robust data and organisations that work together to regulate services and support quality improvement.
Children's development improves and the poverty-related outcomes gap narrows.
Family wellbeing improves.
Parents' and carers' opportunities to take up or sustain work, training, and study increase.
Delivery principles: what our childcare offer will look like
Quality, flexibility, accessibility, affordability (and other principles that may emerge from our engagement)
Design principles: how we will design our policy offer
Co-design, innovation, partnership
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