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Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare – Reinstatement of 1140 statutory duty - Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA)

Published: 22 Jan 2021

This Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) has been undertaken to consider whether the reintroduction of the 1140 expansion policy is likely to have any effect on island communities that is significantly different to its effect on other communities (including other island communities).

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Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare – Reinstatement of 1140 statutory duty - Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA)
Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare – Reinstatement of 1140 statutory duty : Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA)

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Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare – Reinstatement of 1140 statutory duty : Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA)

Title of Impact Assessment : Island Communities Impact Assessment

Title of Policy : Expansion of early learning and childcare – The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Modification) Order 2021 - Reinstatement of 1140 statutory duty

Summary of aims and desired outcomes of Policy : The Scottish Government and local authorities have committed to almost double the funded entitlement to early learning and childcare (ELC) from 600 to 1140 hours from August 2021 for all 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds. This will be high quality, flexible early learning and childcare that is accessible and affordable for families.

The expansion will deliver three main benefits for children and families:

  • children's development improves and the poverty related attainment gap narrows;
  • more parents will have the opportunity to be in work, training or study; and
  • increased family resilience through improved health and wellbeing of parents and children.

Directorate: Division: team : Early Learning and Childcare Programme Directorate: Strategy and Delivery Unit


Contact

Email: ELCDeliverySupport@gov.scot