An equal start: A plan for equality in early learning and care in Scotland (2016)

John Davis, Rona Macnicol, Jamie Mann, Lynn McNair, Melissa O'Neill, Ben Wray

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Abstract

The Scottish Government has committed to delivering 30 hours free childcare per week (1,140 per year) for all 3-4 year olds and ‘vulnerable’ two year olds by 2020. The commitment is a doubling of the Scottish Government’s current policy of 15 hours a week (600 hours per year) free childcare, with the ambition that Scotland will be “the best place in the world to bring up children”. This report is a plan for delivering this change through a National Childcare Service in public provision, as a replacement for the fragmented, haphazard and unequal nature of the childcare sector at present. The report provides a comprehensive, costed strategy for achieving this transformation.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationBiggar
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2016

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  • early learning
  • care
  • equality
  • Scotland

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Davis, J., Macnicol, R., Mann, J., McNair, L., O'Neill, M., & Wray, B. (2016). An equal start: A plan for equality in early learning and care in Scotland (2016). Biggar.
Davis, John ; Macnicol, Rona ; Mann, Jamie ; McNair, Lynn ; O'Neill, Melissa ; Wray, Ben. / An equal start : A plan for equality in early learning and care in Scotland (2016). Biggar, 2016. 29 p.
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