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Early learning and childcare (ELC)

The Highland Council is pleased to confirm that 1140 hours of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) provision is being provided across the region.

The Scottish Government and Local Authorities committed to the delivery of 1140 hours of funded ELC from August 2021. The Highland Council has now met this requirement from the start of the new academic year.

There remain some contingency or interim arrangements in place for some settings awaiting completion of capital works. However, all children/parents/carers can access 1140 should they wish to.

A new Gaelic Medium service is to be opened in Glenurquhart which will deliver 1140 once renovations and alterations are complete in the school.