Edinburgh Eastern families to benefit from £1 billion childcare investment

Families in Edinburgh Eastern will benefit from almost £1 billion of Scottish Government investment in free childcare, SNP MSP Ash Denham has said.

Following extensive engagement to reach a shared understanding of the costs of the expansion, Scottish Ministers and COSLA Leaders have reached agreement on a multi-year funding package.

The Scottish Government will invest an additional £567 million per year by 2021-22, bringing total spending on early learning and childcare to around £990 million.

All three and four year olds, and eligible two year olds, will be entitled to 1140 hours of free childcare – effectively mirroring the primary school week.

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