Early Learning and Childcare

The Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) team at Improvement Service work with Scottish Government, local government and their partners to strengthen, enable and assure the delivery of high quality, sustainable ELC services across Scotland, bridging the gap between national policy and local service delivery.

The team has supported the early learning and childcare sector since 2018 and was involved in the expansion of funded ELC from 600 hours to 1140 hours. We continue to be here for councils to support understanding and improvement of their expanded ELC services. This offer of support includes, but is not limited to:

  • Communication, learning, and engagement support
  • Process and methodologies support
  • ELC data collections, reporting and analysis
  • Targeted uptake and access support
  • Workforce Planning
Support offered by the ELC team
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If you have any queries regarding the support we offer, or how we could support your council please do not hesitate to get in touch at