Expansion of early learning and childcare

What are the changes to my entitlement to childcare?

Early learning and childcare across the country is going through a period of change over the next few years with the Scottish Government's commitment to almost double the number of funded hours for families currently available from 600 hours to 1140 per year by 2020 and we are looking for your views.

We are working closely with the government, stakeholders, partners and third sector organisations to see how a new, improved and flexible service for Stirling parents and carers can be in place and delivered by August 2020.

The additional hours will be available to all children aged 3 or 4 years and for some 2 year olds and it will all be about flexibility for families.

Once in place, families will have more of a choice in how they use services including whether they use all of their child's funded hours during school term-time or spread throughout the year.