Early Childcare & Learning - Information for Providers

The care environment and the learning opportunities you provide are vital to the personal growth of every child in Moray.  

To make sure we continue to give our young people the best possible start in life we call on early years and childcare providers to work with us and our partners to develop a more flexible system that allows us to close the attainment gap while providing more training and employment opportunities for parents and carers.

We are working towards a more flexible approach to early years and childcare which, in time, could mean offering more early years childcare outwith the traditional term time system of morning or afternoon sessions.  In the meantime, the phased introduction of the increased entitlement to 1,140 funded hours will give you the opportunity to assess how you can best assist with this transition.  We will contact you for input and feedback throughout the transition period.

Transitional Support Fund for Childcare Providers

In response to the additional costs associated with COVID-19, the Scottish Government has initiated a Transitional Support Fund to assist childcare providers in meeting expenses incurred to comply with public health guidance.  This fund will provide one-off grants to eligible childcare settings with a total value of the award allocated to Moray Council of £211,000.

Local Councils will work in partnership with the Scottish Government to process applications and administer grant awards.  To find out more information and to see if your setting is eligible to apply, please follow the link: Transitional Support Fund for Childcare Providers - opened for applications on Thursday, 3rd September.

All eligible settings can access the application via the bisaccount.scot platform at: https://bisaccount.scot/transitionalsupportfund.

Contact Us

Education
Council Office
High Street
Elgin
IV30 1BX

01343 563374

education@moray.gov.uk

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