A blueprint for 2020: the expansion of early learning and childcare in Scotland - 2017-2018 action plan

Outline of actions regarding the expansion of early learning and childcare.


1. Study of Early Education and Development: Good Practice in Early Education. Meg Callanan et al. Research Report January 2017

2. Key Principles of a Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care: report of the Working Group on Early Childhood Education and Care (under the auspices of the European Union) (October 2014)

3. 'Making the Difference: The impact of staff qualifications on children's learning in early years', Education Scotland (2012)

4. Early Learning and Childcare Statistics 2015, November 2016, Care Inspectorate,

5. 2017 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan, Scottish Government 2017

6. Tackling Inequalities in The Early Years: Key messages from 10 years of the Growing Up in Scotland study, Scottish Government, 2015

7. Drivers and Barriers to take-up of Early Learning and Childcare amongst 2 year olds, Scottish Government, March 2017,

8. The Commission for Childcare Reform: Final Report, June 2015,

9. A Summary Report on the current use of childminding services to deliver funded Early learning and Childcare to eligible 2 year olds - Scottish Childminding Association 2017

10. Skills Investment Plan: Prospectus - For Scotland's early learning and childcare sector, Skills Development Scotland (2017)

11. The Financial Review of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland: The Current Landscape, Scottish Government, September 2016,


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