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Early Learning and Childcare Data

Data is collected by the Scottish Government on the funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) entitlement. Information on registrations for the provision, teachers and highly qualified staff working to deliver the entitlement is collected as part of the ELC census.

Each year a census is carried out to help monitor the provision of funded ELC. Publications are released annually.

A consultation on the data available and data needed for this sector was carried out at the end of 2015. More information on this consultation, the findings, and the recommendations that it has led to are available here.

Based on the recommendations from the consultation, an ELC data transformation project has been developed and is currently in progress. More information on this project is available here.

More information on the entitlement can be accessed.