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  • ArgyllandButeDraftDeliveryPlanfor1140Hours4thSeptember2017V5

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    ArgyllandBute

    1140HoursDeliveryPlan

    20172020

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    Contents

    Page3SectionOne:Introduction

    Page6SectionTwo:TheKeyPrinciplesfromtheBlueprintforELCinScotland

    Page9SectionThree:ConsultationwithStakeholders

    Page11SectionFour:PhasingDeliveryofELCinArgyllandButePage12SectionFive:ServicePlanning

    Page16SectionSix:MilestonesandServiceDeliveryPlanSpecification

    Page17SectionSeven:DemandandSupplyPredictions

    Page18SectionEight:FinancingthePlan

    TheArgyllandButeELCDeliveryPlanhasbeendevelopedtoreflectandrespondtotheneedsofstakeholdersandnationalpolicyandguidance.TheEarlyYearsStrategyGroupwillmonitorprogresswithintheplanandwillupdateasnecessary.Thiswillmeanthattheplanwilladaptandbeupdatedovertime.Thelatestversionanddateupdatedisshownatthetopofeverypageoftheplan.

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    SectionOne:IntroductionAttheheartoftheArgyllandButeDeliveryPlanisourEducationVisionandStrategythefollowingparagraphoutlinesouraspirationsforthechildrenandyoungpeopleofArgyllandBute:OURCHILDREN,THEIRFUTUREArgyllandButeEducationVisionandStrategyOuraspirationistoensurethatArgyllandButeisthebestplaceinScotlandforourchildrentogrowup.Ourvisionisthattogetherwewillrealiseambition,excellenceandequalityforall.Ourvisionsendsasignalabouttheimportanceweattachtoeducationissimpleinmessageandisrecognisedbyeveryone.

    Thisisbestcapturedas:

    Ourvisionisunderpinnedbyourvalues:respect,opennessandfairness.

    Thisvisionwillbedeliveredforallourchildrenthroughthefollowing6keyobjectives.Wewill:

    Raiseeducationalattainmentandachievementforall Useperformanceinformationtosecureimprovementforchildrenandyoung

    people Ensurechildrenhavethebeststartinlifeandarereadytosucceed Equipyoungpeopletosecureandsustainpositivedestinationsandachieve

    successinlife Ensurehighqualitypartnershipworkingandcommunityengagement Strengthenleadershipatalllevels

    WhilsteachkeyobjectivewithintheEducationStrategyisrelevanttohighlyeffectiveELC,theArgyllandButeEarlyYearsDeliveryPlanfor1140Hourswillfocusonthethirdobjective:

    Wewillensurechildrenhavethebeststartinlifeandarereadytosucceed,by ProvidinghighqualityEarlyLearningandChildcare Workingwithparents,familiesandpartners

    Thiswillbedeliveredthrough1140hoursofhighqualityELCusingthefourkeyprinciplesasoutlinedwithintheABlueprintfor2020:TheExpansionofELCinScotland:

    Quality Flexibility Accessibility Affordability

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    CurrentELCProvisioninArgyllandBute

    EarlyLearningandChildcarefor3and4yearoldsiscurrentlydeliveredthroughlocalauthoritypre5unitsandpartnerproviders.

    CurrentlylocalauthorityELCprovisiondoesnotofferwraparoundchildcarethisisprovidedbypartnerprovidersacrossArgyllandBute.

    ParentsalsohavetheopportunitytoaccesssharedplacementsbetweentwoELCsettings.

    Wherepossible,ELCisalsodeliveredthroughEarlyLevelClassesinsomeofourlocalauthoritysettingsrangingfromjointsessionsfor12episodesperweekto600hoursofEarlyLevelClassprovision

    ELCDataforThreeandFourYearOlds201718

    Area LAPre5Units

    PartnerProviders

    PartnerChildminders

    ChildreninLAUnits

    ChildreninPPs

    NumberofShared

    PlacementsOban,LornandtheIsles

    19(including2SgoilAraich)

    5(including1outdoornursery)

    8 289 213 73

    MidArgyll,KintyreandIslay

    21(including1SgoilAraichand1standaloneNursery)

    2 9 347 57 9

    ButeandCowal

    9(Including1standaloneNursery)

    6 6 233 144 6

    HelensburghandLomond

    5 9 6 198 334 14

    Argyll&Bute

    54

    22

    29

    1,067

    748

    102

    TwoYearOldProvisionEarlyLearningandChildcareforeligible2yearoldchildrenisprovidedby:

    7LocalAuthorityServices, 27ChildmindingServicesand 22PartnerProviders. Anadditional5LocalAuthorityServiceshavevariationssubmittedtotheCareInspectorate

    toallowthemtoprovideforchildrenagedfrom2years.101eligibletwoyearoldswillaccesstheirfundedELCduringsession201718:

    70withpartnerproviders 19withlocalauthority 12withchildminders

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    LocalitieswithinArgyllandButeArgyllandButeismadeupoffourlocalities:

    Oban, Lorn and the Isles Thislocalitycoversthemostnorthernpart of Argyll, stretching fromStrathofAppintoKilninveronthemainland. The islands of Mull,Iona, Colonsay, Luing, Lismore,TireeandCollareincludedwithinthislocalityandaccesstosettingsin thewinterby ferryandplanecan sometimes be challenging.ThemaintownisObanwhichhasa large number of sharedplacements between the localauthority and partner providersettings.ThereisalsoanoutdoornurseryontheoutskirtsofObanwhich is very popular, withparents/carers accessing thisprovision on amostly part timebasis.

    Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay Thislocality stretches from Inveraray to themost southern tip of the Kintyrepeninsula.Itismadeupoftowns,villagesand the islandsofGigha, Islayand Jura.Thetwo largesttownsareCampbeltownandLochgilphead.Thislocalitycoversthegreatest geographical areaofArgyll andBute. There are a number of childrenwithin the lowest SiMD deciles living inand around the town of Campbeltown.The majority of providers are localauthoritywithinthislocality,withalargenumber of childminders in the Kintyrearea which supports wraparoundprovision.

    Bute andCowal The localityofButeandCowalcovers the townofDunoon, the Cowal peninsulaand the island of Bute. All ELCprovisiononButeisbasedinandaroundthetownofRothesay.TheSiMDprofileofButeandCowalismixed,withchildreninthelowestdeciles livingwithinDunoonandRothesay.

    HelensburghandLomondThemaintownwithinthislocalityisHelensburghwhich has good transport links withGlasgow.Severalparentscommutetothe central belt to work. The ELCprovisionwithin this locality ismainlymadeupof partner providers,whichsupports the need for wraparoundprovision. There are also rural areaswithin this locality around theRosneathpeninsula.Therearea largenumberofservicesfamilieswithinthislocality,with an anticipated increaseoverthenextthreeyears.

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    SectionTwo:TheKeyPrinciplesfromtheBlueprintforELCinScotland

    QUALITYTheexpansionwillensureahighqualityexperienceforallchildren,whichcomplementotherearlyyearsandeducationalactivitytoclosetheattainmentgap,andrecognisesthevalueofthoseweentrusttogiveourchildrenthebeststartinlife.

    ArgyllandButeisabletoofferanexcitingrangeofexperiencesforchildrenaccessingELC.Ourremoteandruralsettingmeansthatsomeofournurseriesareinthemostbeautifullocations,offeringbeachesandforestsonourdoorsteps.Inadditiontothis,ourcultureisrichwithtraditionalmusic,Gaelicandstorytelling.Communitiesareskilledinproblemsolvingandworkingtogethertoovercomethechallengesoflivingwithinaremotelocation.LocalpracticewillreflectourArgyllandButeassets:

    OutdoorLearningaspiringtospending50%ofELCoutdoors Partnerships Culture

    Inordertoachievetransformationalchange,itisvitalthatourchildrendonotexperiencemoreofthesameinthisexpansionofELCdeliveryshouldbeinnovativeandreflecttheopportunitiesandneedswithineachlocalauthority,withineachcommunityandwithineachfamily.Inlinewithnationalandlocalpriorities,ArgyllandButewillputastrongemphasisonchildrenshealthandwellbeinginordertobuildstrong,resilientandhappychildren.Therewillbeanequallystrongemphasisinworkingcloselywithourfamilies,focusingonfamilylearningandengagementtoensurefamiliesareattheheartofourELCprovision.AspartofELCdelivery,localpracticewillalsoreflectourArgyllandButeassetsOutdoorLearning,PartnershipsandCulture,providingrichlearninginliteracy,numeracy,STEM,expressiveartsandthewidercurriculum.Childrenwillalsobegivenawiderrangeofexperiencestoapplytheirskills,capabilitiesandattributeswithinthefourcapacitiesofCurriculumforExcellencetobecomecurious,creativelearners.

    EachelementwillbewovenintothedeliveryofELCforchildrentoexperiencerich,relevantandhighqualityELC.

    ELCLearningandDevelopmentFramework05Years 0 AspartofongoingdevelopmentstoimprovethequalityofELCprovision,theEarlyYearsServicehasdevelopedaFrameworktosupportqualityofprovisionfrom0to5years.TheArgyllandButeLearningandDevelopmentFramework05YearspromoteseffectivepracticetosupportchildrenslearninganddevelopmentfrombirthtostartingPrimaryOne.TheFrameworklinkskeydocumentssuchasPreBirthtoThree,BuildingtheAmbition,GettingitRightforEveryChild,HowGoodisourEarlyLearningandChildcare?andCurriculumforExcellence.ItoutlinesprogressionindevelopmentalmilestonesfrombirthtostartingschoolandalsoincludesELCprogressioninLiteracyandNumeracywithintheEarlyLevel.Parentalengagementinchildrenslearninganddevelopmentisattheheartoftheframework,asisarobustplanningandassessmentprocessalignedtotheNARflowchart.

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    DataondevelopmentalmilestoneprogressisgatheredcentrallyinDecemberandJuneofeachyearinorderfortheEarlyYearsServicetomakeefficientandeffectiveuseoftimeandresourcesintargetingareasofconcern.BycontinuingtoembedthisframeworkintopracticeandthrougheffectivechallengeandsupportfromtheEarlyYearsService,qualitywillcontinuetoimprovethroughoutthisperiodofchangeandwillprovidefirmfoundationsfor1140hoursofELCin2020.QualityAssuranceQualityassurancewillbedeliveredinpartnershipbytheEarlyYearsServiceandAreaEducationOfficersbasedwithineachofthelocalitiesinArgyllandBute.AdditionalfundingfromtheScottishGovernmenthasfacilitatedonePrincipalTeacherforEarlyYearsbasedineachofthefourlocalitiestoworkinpartnershipwiththeareaEarlyYearsandFamilySupportWorkers.EachELCsettingwillreceiveatleasttwoqualityassurancevisitspersession,whichwillbealignedtoprioritieswithintheirimprovementplans.Nextstepswillbet

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