Early learning and childcare profiles

Early learning and childcare profiles, by local authority

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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Early Learning and Childcare Profiles, as at 31 December 2016

Early Learning and Childcare Profiles, as at 31 December 2017