Early learning and childcare expansion: BRIA

Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) relating to the expansion of early learning and childcare for 1140 hours per year for all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds by August 2020.



2 The SCMA Early Learning and Childcare Report was published in September 2018.

3 In ELC settings, different practitioner to child ratios are required depending on the age of the children being cared for. Recent Care Inspectorate guidance sets the out an expectation that for children aged 2 to under 3 years the staff ratio should be 1 adult to 5 children. For children aged 3 to under 8 years the staff ratio should be 1 adult to 8 children

4 More detail on the location and number of attendees to the consultation events is included in the consultation analysis report linked above.

5 Further information on the real Living Wage commitment can be found in Section 3 of the Funding Follows the Child and National Standard for Early Learning and Childcare Providers Frequently Asked Questions document.

6 Care Inspectorate (2017) ‘Early learning and childcare statistics 2017’


Email: katrina.troake@gov.scot

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