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Early learning and childcare: statutory guidance - July 2021

Published: 13 Jul 2021

Statutory guidance to education authorities to support them in exercising their functions in relation to the delivery of early learning and childcare from 1 August 2021.

Early learning and childcare: statutory guidance - July 2021
Consultation under the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010

Consultation under the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010

179. Under the 2010 Act, education authorities must consult on any proposal to permanently discontinue a nursery school[34] or all the nursery classes[35] in a public primary school.

180. To support the expansion and reconfiguration of early learning and childcare, the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 (Modification) Regulations 2017 removed the requirement to carry out a statutory consultation on proposals to establish a new nursery school or new nursery class and proposals to relocate a nursery school or nursery class under the 2010 Act.

181. Further information can be found in the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010: guidance.


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