Second phase of childcare trials announced

The Scottish Government has announced the locations of the second phase of childcare trials, which will test different models for delivering Early Learning and Childcare expansion to 1140 hours.  

The additional eleven areas are spread throughout Scotland, taking place in:

  • Angus
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dundee
  • East Ayrshire
  • Eilean Siar
  • Glasgow
  • Midlothian
  • North Ayrshire
  • Shetland
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Aberdeen
  • Scottish Borders
  • Edinburgh

These areas will test different models of delivery, including: the co-location of Early Learning and Childcare services and out of school services; and making additional hours available through local childminders. The second round of trials is due to start by Summer 2017.

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