1140 hours funded childcare

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We’re increasing early learning and childcare statutory funding for every 3 and 4-year old and eligible 2-year old from 600 to 1,140 hours by August 2021.

We already offer 1,140 hours in some areas. We'll continue to do this in our own early years settings. We’ll continue to work with our partner providers to deliver 1,140 hours places where they are able to do so.

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You may be able to benefit from the increased hours with

  • longer opening hours
  • a move from term-time to year-round opening
  • a blended model of care offering a mix of nursery class and forest kindergarten or a childminder
  • funded hours at our partner provider nurseries.

Contact your nursery for information.

Consultation on 1140 hours

We consulted with

  • parents and carers
  • Council staff
  • partnership nurseries
  • playgroups and childminders

to find out what early learning and childcare provision was need and wanted across Edinburgh.

View the consultation details.