Funding follows the child and the national standard for early learning and childcare providers: principles and practice

This document sets out the approach, and the national standard which all providers wishing to deliver the funded entitlement will have to meet.


1. Nurseries, playgroup and children and family centres. The figure does not include childminders who are delivering the funded hours but we know that quality of childminding provision overall is also good. The 2017 2. Early Learning and Childcare Statistics (Care Inspectorate, Nov 2018) show that 92.1% of all childminders achieve good or better on all Care Inspectorate evaluation themes.

2. This legislation will be amended to change the statutory entitlement for ELC from 600 hours to 1140 hours from August 2020.


Email: Euan Carmichael

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