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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 51– Method of delivery of early learning and childcare

124.Subsection (1) provides that an education authority must ensure that it makes early learning and childcare available by way of sessions which are provided during at least 38 weeks of every calendar year, and which are at least 2.5 hours but no more than 8 hours in duration. This is the minimum framework for delivering early learning and childcare.

125.Subsection (2) provides that the Scottish Ministers may by order modify subsection (1) so as to vary the minimum framework for delivering early leaning and childcare. Such an order is subject to affirmative procedure by virtue of section 99(2).

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