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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 52 – Flexibility in way in which early learning and childcare is made available

126.This section provides that in exercising functions under sections 50 (duty to consult and plan on delivery of early learning and childcare) and 51 (method of delivery of early learning and childcare), an education authority must have regard to the desirability of ensuring that the method by which it makes early learning and childcare available is flexible enough to allow parents an appropriate degree of choice when deciding how to access the services.

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