ELC Expansion: Quality Environments for Our Early Learners

Time: 11:15 - 12:15

Date: 21-Nov-2018


The ambitious commitment to increase the Early Learning and Childcare entitlement to 1140 hours by 2020 creates a wide range of opportunities for children, their parents, carers and staff. This session will provide an overview of the ELC expansion programme, share practical experiences from early implementation and showcase some of the creative preparatory work being undertaken to maximise the benefits of indoor and outdoor settings.

Programme Overview – Alison Cumming, Scottish Government

Outdoor Learning – The Benefits of the Outdoors and How Its Being Delivered and Achieved – Rachel Cowper, Inspiring Scotland

Practical Experiences for Service Delivery, A Local Authority View – Lynn Taylor, North Lanarkshire Council

Providing Quality Spaces for Children, Families and Staff – Simon Bell, East Ayrshire Council



  • Alison Cumming Deputy Director, Early Learning and Childcare Programme - Scottish Government

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