A Blueprint for 2020 - The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland (Consultation)

​The Blueprint sets the direction for the transformation of early learning and childcare (ELC) provision in Scotland. It sets out the key policy principles that will underpin the expansion and Scottish Government’s aspirations for how the ELC sector will look and operate in 2020.​

The Scottish Government is currently carrying out a consultation, inviting input on the range of key policy choices for delivering its vision for ELC provision from 2020. A key aspect of the vision is that free entitlement will be almost doubled to 1140 hours per year by 2020.

Responses will be analysed independently and a response to consultation findings will be published in the Autumn 2018​.

Related links​

Early learning and childcare ​- An introduction to early education in Scotland.