Early learning and childcare profiles

Early learning and childcare profiles by local authority, as at 31 December 2016

We have created early learning and childcare local profiles to assist local authority planning for the expansion of early learning and childcare in Scotland. 

These profiles are a valuable source of information about daycare of children services in local authority areas. They include information about: number of services and capacity; funded places; trends in children registered; registered children by age; service quality; sessions and opening times; SIMD and urban/rural classification; staffing and vacancies; population estimates and projections; and an early learning and childcare service list of the area.

The profiles focus on those services that provide early learning and childcare (children and family centres, nurseries and playgroups) while our early learning and childcare statistics publication also provides information about out of school care, holiday playschemes and creches.

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Aberdeen City ELC Profile

Aberdeenshire ELC Profile

Angus ELC Profile

Argyll and Bute ELC Profile

Clackmannanshire ELC Profile

Dumfries and Galloway ELC Profile

Dundee City ELC Profile

East Ayrshire ELC Profile

East Dunbartonshire ELC Profile

East Lothian ELC Profile

East Renfrewshire ELC Profile

Edinburgh City ELC Profile

Falkirk ELC Profile

Fife ELC Profile

Glasgow City ELC Profile

Highland ELC Profile

Inverclyde ELC Profile

Midlothian ELC Profile

Moray ELC Profile

North Ayrshire ELC Profile

North Lanarkshire ELC Profile

Orkney Islands ELC Profile

Perth and Kinross ELC Profile

Renfrewshire ELC Profile

Scottish Borders ELC Profile

Shetland islands ELC Profile

South Ayrshire ELC Profile

South Lanarkshire ELC Profile

Stirling ELC Profile

West Dunbartonshire ELC Profile

Na-h-Eileanan Siar ELC Profile

West Lothian ELC Profile