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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.Nextstepswillbetoincludepartnerchildminderswithineachlocalitystimetableofqualityassurancevisits.CurrentEarlyYearsQualityAssuranceStructure

    FLEXIBILITYTheexpansionwillsupportmoreparentsandcarersinwork,trainingorstudy,throughgreaterchoiceofproviderandpatternsofprovisionthatarebetteralignedwithworkingpatternswhilstdeliveringthisinawaythatensuresahighqualityexperienceforthechild.

    CurrentProvisionInlinewiththeChildrenandYoungPeopleAct(Scotland)2014,therehasbeenanincreaseintheflexibilityofprovisioninbothpartnerprovidersettingsandinthenumberoflocalauthoritypre5unitsoverthepastthreeyears.Duringsession201718,fourlocalauthoritypre5unitswillofferflexibleuseoftheir600fundedELChours.Inadditiontothis,twoArgyllandButelocalauthoritypre5unitsareparticipatingintheScottishGovernments1140hourstrialsthroughout201718.

    MidArgyll,KintyreandIslayPrincipalTeacherEarlyYears

    EarlyYears&FamilysupportWorkerAreaEducationOfficer

    ObanLornandtheIslesPrincipalTeacherEarlyYears

    EarlyYears&FamilysupportWorkerAreaEducationOfficer

    ButeandCowalPrincipalTeacherEarlyYears

    EarlyYears&FamilysupportWorkerAreaEducationOfficer

    Helensburgh&LomondPrincipalTeacherEarlyYears

    EarlyYears&FamilysupportWorkerAreaEducationOfficer

    CentralEYTeam:EducationOfficerEYPrincipalOfficerEY

    EYDevelopmentOfficerEYWorker Childminding

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    ParentsinTobermory(ontheIsleofMull)andTireewillbeoffered1140hoursoffundedELChoursforchildrenattendingbothunits.AsocialenterprisegroupontheIsleofMullwerealsogoingtoparticipateintheMulltrial,offeringparentsaccesstofundedELChoursthroughoutthesummerandOctoberholidayswithinTobermoryPre5Unit,however,thegroupwereunabletorecruitappropriatestaffintimeandhavesincewithdrawnfromthetrial.FutureProvisionProposedPlanfor1140HoursofELCinArgyllandButeWeplantooffer190sessionsperyearofELClasting6hourspersessionalignedcloselywiththepatternoftheprimaryschooldaywithintermtime.Thiswillbeofferedthroughlocalauthoritypre5units,commissionedpartnerprovidersandpartnerchildminders.Parents/CarerswillbeabletoaccessflexiblepatternsofprovisionwithinthistermtimemodelegsharedplacementswithalocalauthorityELCsettingandaregisteredchildminder.WewillalsomakeeffectiveuseofourArgyllandButeassetsbyprovidingarangeofexperiencesbothduringandoutwiththetimesoutlinedwithinthetermtimedeliveryofELC:

    OutdoorLearning Partnerships Culture

    Theseexperienceswilldependupontheopportunitiesavailabletochildrenwithineachofourcommunities.Investmentinprofessionaldevelopmentforstaffwillensurethattherearepractitionerswithineachclusterofnurseriesthatcanleadonoutdoorlearning.FlexiblepatternsofELCwhichreflectourthreekeydriverswillbeofferedby:

    LocalAuthorityprovision Childminders PartnerProviders CommunityOrganisations OutdoorNurseries Feis/CulturalActivitiesandorganisations

    ACCESSIBILITYELCcapacityissufficientandisasconvenientlygeographicallylocatedaspossibleparticularlyinareasofhigherdeprivationandinruralcommunitiestosupportfamiliesandenableparentsandcarerstowork,trainandstudy,whilealsoappropriatelymeetingtheneedsofchildrenwhorequireadditionalsupportandparentswhorequestELCthroughthemediumofGaelic.

    EachlocalitywithinArgyllandButeoffersitsownuniquechallengesandopportunitiesinbeingabletoofferaccessibleandflexibleELCtoitsfamilies.Followingarobustmappingexercise,theEarlyYearsServicenowhasaclearpicturearoundwhatprovisioniscurrentlyavailabletofamiliesandwhatimprovementsneedtobemadetoensureflexibleandaccessibleELCisonofferwithineachlocalityseeappendices14.

    ThishashelpedtoinformacapitalprogrammeforalterationsandrefurbishmentstoexistinglocalauthorityELCproperties.

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    Wherethereiscurrentlyalackofwraparoundchildcareprovision,therehasbeenpartnershipworkingwithsocialenterprisegroupstosupportcommunitiesindevelopingthisprovision,aswellasdialoguewithexistingELCpartnerprovidersinlookingatexpansionoftheircurrentservices.TheEarlyYearsServicecontinuestoworkcloselywithArgyllandButeChildmindersthroughregularlocalitynetworkmeetings.ChildminderswillplayaroleinfutureELCservicedeliveryforthreeandfouryearolds,whichwillprovideevengreateraccessibilityforparentsandcarersacrossArgyllandBute.Itisclearthateachlocalitywillofferadifferentrangeofchildcareservices,buildingonlocalassetsandreflectingtheneedsofeachcommunitywherepossible.

    AFFORDABILITYTheexpansionwillincreaseaccesstoaffordableELCwhichwillhelptoreducebarrierstoparticipatinginthelabourmarketwhichparentsandcarersface.Aspartofanongoingconsultationprocess,parentsandpartnerprovidersarebeingconsultedontheiropinionsaroundfutureELCdelivery.WhilstanincreaseinfundedELChourswillhaveapositiveimpactonparents,therearepotentialbarrierstoaccessingELCforsomeparents,suchasaccesstotransport,outdoorclothingandsnackfees.Furtherworkisbeingdonetoexplorethefinancialrepercussionsoftheseadditionalfinancialbarrierstoparents/carers.FeedbackfromourPartnerProvidersindicatethatthereareadditionalpressuresonbudgetssuchastheLivingWage,pensionsandbusinessrateswhichisarisktotheirsustainability.OngoingconsultationwillberequiredtoensureourPartnerProvidersaregiventherightkindofsupporttocontinueintheirdeliveryofELCinArgyllandBute.PartnershipworkingwithnationalorganisationssuchasADESandtheNorthernAlliancehasprovidedtheEarlyYearsServicewiththeopportunitytocomparefinancialinformationandELCdetailswithotherlocalauthorities.ThiswillcontinuetoensuredevelopmentswithinArgyllandButeareinlinewithnationalexpectations.Continuedimplementationandphasinginof1140hourswillalsobedependentonappropriatefundingfromtheScottishGovernment.SectionThree:ConsultationwithStakeholders

    Parents/CarersTheEarlyYearsServicecarriesoutanannualconsultationofparentsandcarerswithregardstotheirexperienceofexistingELCprovisionandwhattheiraspirationsareforfutureELCprovisioninArgyllandBute.Thisinformsourselfevaluationandhelpstoadaptprovisionyearonyeartobettermeettheneedsofparentsandcarers.Datafrom201617informsusthat:

    87%ofparentsstatedthattheyeitheragreedorstronglyagreedthattheywerehappywiththecurrentpatternofELCprovisionwhichtheirchildaccesses,withonly6%eitherdisagreeingorstronglydisagreeing.

    41%ofparentsstatedthattheyeitheragreedorstronglyagreedthattheywouldwelcometheopportunitytousetheirELChoursmoreflexibly,with17%eitherdisagreeingorstronglydisagreeing.

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    Examplesofparentcommentsarelistedbelow:

    IamhappywiththenumberofhoursmychildreceivesatpresentandwillonlyrequirefreeELChoursifIamseriouslystrugglingwithchildcare.IonlyworkparttimeandwishtocontinuelookingaftermychildrenmyselfwhenIdonotwork.

    An8amstartwouldhavebeenmoreuseful.Nonurseriesstartearlyenoughformetogettowork.Ihadtonegotiateadifferentstarttimewithmyworkforatemporaryperiod.

    ThenurseryoffersaveryflexibletimetableatthemomentandIdon'tthinktheycouldimproveonit.

    Ionlyusetwothirdsofthehoursavailableasthetimesdon'tcoincidewithschoolhours.ThenurseryisbrilliantandImreallyhappymychildisthere.Greatoutdooraccess,motivated,caringandexceptionalstaff.Ijustwishtimesweremoreflexible!

    Beingabletousethenurseryhoursoverfulldaysinsteadofhalfdayswouldreducetheamountoftimemychildwouldhavetospendinalternativechildcare,thiswouldreducemychildcarebill.Irealisethismaynotbefeasibleduetothesmallsizeofthenurseryclass,maintainingtheviabilityofthenurseryandschoolismoreimportant

    AsIworkparttimeIwouldliketobeabletousetheserviceintheafternoonaswell2daysoftheweek

    InordertocaptureamoreindepthpictureoftheneedsofparentswithineachlocalityinArgyllandBute,aconsultationforParents/CarerswillrunfromSeptembertoNovember2017.Thiswillincludeanonlineconsultationandpapercopiestobemadeavailabletoallparents/carers.Toensurewereachasmanyofourexistingandfutureparentsaspossible,weshallbeworkingcloselywithourpartnersinHealth,SocialWorkandourthirdsectorpartnerssuchasHomestart.

    ServicesandStaff

    EarlyYearsTeamTheEarlyYearsTeamplayacrucialroleinensuringsuccessfuldeliveryofhighqualityELCwithinArgyllandBute.1140hourupdatesareprovidedatmonthlyteammeetingsandtheTeamalsoparticipatedinaconsultationexercisearoundthefourkeyprinciplesofquality,accessibility,affordabilityandflexibilitywithin1140hoursofELCidentifyingpotentialbarriersandopportunitieswithinimplementationinArgyllandBute.ThisinturnhelpedinformtheArgyllandButeELCDeliveryPlan.ConsultationanddialoguewillbeongoingwiththeEarlyYearsTeam.

    PartnerProvidersIndividualmeetingshavetakenplacewithallpartnerproviderstofindoutwhattheyseeasthepotentialbarriersandopportunitieswithintheexpansionofELCto1140hours.SomeServiceswillnotbeinapositiontoincreasethenumberofhourstheyofferduetothelimitationsofthepremisestheyrentandothershaveexpressedconcernthatthehourlyratepaidisnotsufficienttomeetoverheads.ConsultationwillbeongoingwithourPartnerProviders.

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    LocalAuthorityPractitionersConsultationoflocalauthoritypractitionerswillalsobecarriedout,asthereareearlyindicationsthatnotallstaffwouldwelcomeanincreaseinhoursfromparttimetofulltimeemployment.TheviewsofLocalAuthoritypractitionerswillbecollatedandchangestocontractsnegotiatedifrequired.Meetingswiththelocalunionrepresentativeswillalsobeincludedaspartofthisconsultationprocess.

    CentralEducationTeamThewiderEducationTeamhasbeeninformedoftheexpansionofELCto1140hoursandAreaEducationOfficersarealreadyplayingakeyroleintheplanningandimplementationof1140hourswithineachlocality.AreaEducationOfficerswillcoordinatemeetingstotakeplacewithineachlocalityinSeptember2017withbothLocalAuthorityELCteamsandPartnerProviders.

    ChildmindersDiscussionshavetakenplacewithChildmindersthroughaseriesofnetworkmeetingsinearly2017andseveralhaveexpressedaninterestindeliveringELCfor3and4yearolds.

    SectionFour:PhasingDeliveryofELCinArgyllandButeItisimportanttotestplansfordeliveryofELCin2020.Asstatedbefore,theScottishGovernmentisfundingtwo1140hourstrialsinArgyllandButeoneinTobermoryandoneinTiree.AdditionalcapitalandrevenuefundingfromtheScottishGovernmentwillbeutilisedtophaseincreasedELChourstoarangeofsettingsacrossArgyllandButeoverthenextthreeyears.

    PhasingDeliveryof1140HoursofELCTimeline

    201718RemoteandruralELCsettings10milesfromthenearesttownAreaswhichdonothavewraparoundchildcare

    201819RemoteandruralELCsettings10milesfromthenearesttownPopulationSegmentationSiMDProfile

    20192020PopulationSegmentation SiMDProfile

    20202021FullImplementation

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    SectionFive:ServicePlanning

    Inordertoensureeffectiveandtimelyimplementationof1140hoursofELCinArgyllandBute,agovernancestructurefordeliveryhasbeenputinplace:

    GovernanceStructure

    TheHeadofServiceforEducationisstrategicleadfortheimplementationof1140hoursofELCinArgyllandBute.TheHeadofServiceisabletoinformtheExecutiveDirectorofCommunityServicesandtheElectedMembersofprogresswithintheDeliveryPlan.TheEducationManagerforLearningandAchievementisoperationalleadandoverseesdevelopmentswithinthedeliveryplan.Meetingstakeplaceevery6weekstoreviewprogressandanactionplanensureseffectivecommunicationandclarityaroundrolesandresponsibilities.Workstreamshavebeenputinplacetooverseedevelopmentandprogresswithin:

    1140HoursDeliveryPlan QualityandAdditionalGraduate WorkforceDevelopment CapitalWorks

    HeadofServiceEducation Anne

    Paterson

    1140DeliveryPlan

    CapitalWorks

    Finance WorkforceDevelopment

    Quality&AdditionalGraduate

    EducationManagerLearningand

    Achievement DonMcAllister

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    Workstreams

    ELCDeliveryPlan

    TheELCDeliveryPlanprovidesthevisionandframeworkforimplementationof1140HourswithinArgyllandButeandso,isattheheartofalldevelopments.ThePrincipalOfficerforEarlyYearsliaiseswitheachworkstreamandensuresdevelopmentsarealignedwiththeDeliveryPlan.

    QualityandAdditionalGraduate

    Throughoutsession201617,localitybasedandcentraltraininghastakenplacearoundliteracy,numeracy,03provisionandtransitionintoP1.Progressindevelopmentalmilestones,literacyandnumeracyistrackedwithineachELCsettinganddataisgatheredcentrallytwiceayearonchildrensprogresswithindevelopmentalmilestones.Nextstepsaretogatherliteracyandnumeracydatacentrallytoensureconsistencyandasharedunderstandingofachievement.ThisprocesswillbeattheheartoftheArgyllandButeactionplanforQuality.Aspartofthesedevelopments,wewillworktogetherwithpractitionerstodeterminehowweuseoutdoorlearning,partnershipsandculturetofurtherenhancethequalityofprovisionforourchildreninexpandingto1140hoursofELC.

    TherewillalsobeacontinuedfocusonqualityassurancewhichwillhaveHGIOELCandBuildingtheAmbitionasthemaindrivers,withlocalauthority,partnerprovidersandchildmindersallengagedinthisprocessbuildingcapacityandagreaterconsistencyofstandards.

    Theadditionalgraduateactionplanwillincorporatemanyaspectsofthequalityactionplantoensureconsistency.ArgyllandButeaimtomakeeffectiveuseofitsallocationofthreeadditionalgraduateswithin34nurserieswhichhavelowerSiMDprofiles.TheServicealreadymakeseffectiveuseofperipateticpractitionersandtheAdditionalGraduateswillsitwellwithinthismodeltoensuremaximumbenefitofthisasset.

    Quality&AdditionalGraduateEO KathleenJohnston

    WorkforceDevelopment EYDOLindaBurgar

    CapitalWorks QSPropertyServicesJaniceKilgour

    Finance Accountant SandraMcLindon

    ELCDeliveryPlanPOEY AlisonMacKenzie

    EYDO tbc

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    TheModelforImprovementwilltestourtheoriesaroundqualityofprovisionandtestswillbealignedtoandscaledupwiththephasinginof1140hoursacrossArgyllandBute.

    ThisworkstreamworkscloselywiththeWorkforceDevelopmentworkstreamtoensureconsistencyinexpectationsandasharedunderstandingofQuality

    Finance

    TheexpansionofELCprovisionwillbeinformedbyrobustandaccuratefinancialdataandplannedassetmanagement.

    Financialdatahasbeenpreparedwhichincludesdataon:

    capacity usage staffingcosts buildingcosts availablesupportfromcentralteammembers.

    ClosepartnershipworkingwiththeotherworkstreamshelpstoidentifypotentialpressuresintheELCcapitalandrevenuebudgets

    Furtherinformationcanbeaccessedwithintheappendices.

    CapitalWorks

    Mappingofcurrentprovisionandsuitabilityforexpansionhastakenplace.Thisexercisehasidentifiedactionpointswithineachlocalityinrelationto:

    Refurbishment Alterations Extension Requirementfornewbuild

    Thisprocesswillbeongoingandwillrespondtochangingcircumstanceswithineachlocalityeg.registrationofanewELCprovider.Inordertoensurefundingisutilisedmosteffectively,developmentswillrelyonclosepartnershipworkingwithparents,practitionersandpartnerswithineachlocality.Agreateremphasiswillalsobemadeoninnovativeuseofoftheoutdoorenvironment,basedonSpacetoGrowguidanceandMyWorldOutdoors.

    WorkforceDevelopment

    Asignificantincreaseintheworkforcewillberequiredtosupporttheexpansionoftheprovision.Asoutlinedinnationalpolicythequalityoftheworkforceisessentialtoensureaqualityserviceismaintainedanddevelopedfurther.Currentprovisionenablespractitionersfrombothlocalauthority,partnerproviders,childmindersandoutofschoolproviderstoaccessfreetrainingfromthelocalauthorityCPDcatalogue.Practitionersarealsoprovidedwithsupportinaccessingrequiredoradditionalqualifications.

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    Inordertobuildonthisinpreparationfor1140hours,theServicehasengagedwiththeLearningandDevelopmentteamwithinthecounciltobuildcapacityaroundensuringqualityofandaccessibilitytoSVQqualificationsforanincreasedEarlyYearsworkforce,aswellascontinuedpartnershipworkingwithlocalcolleges.PlansareinplacetoproceedwithModernApprenticeshipsinSVQ3(SSCYP)startingin201819andtoexplorethepossibilityofdeliveringFoundationApprenticeshipsin5thand6thyearofsecondaryschool.ThiswillbedoneinThiswillbedoneincollaborationwiththeDeliveryTeamtoensurepriorityisgiventotheareasofArgyllandButewhichwillbephasingin1140hoursofELCfirst.

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    SectionSix:Milestones&ServiceDeliveryPlanSpecification

    ScottishGovernment1140HoursMilestones FinancialPlanningGuidancecompletedbyAugust2017 AdditionalGraduateImplementationPapercompletedbySeptember2017 WorkforcePlanningStrategycompletedbySeptember2017 QualityPlanningGuidanceCompletedinlinewithScottishGovernmentsGuidanceOctober

    2017 CapitalProgrammecompletedbyNovember2017

    ArgyllandButeELCDeliveryPlanMilestones201718

    Activity Lead Timescale IntendedOutcomeCompletionofDraftDeliveryPlanfor1140HrsforArgyllandButeforCouncilapproval

    AlisonMacKenzie July2017 CouncilapproveDraftplanoutliningArgyll&Butesvisionfordeliveryof1140hrsoffreeELCby2020

    ScopingExerciseforcapacitytodeliverELCusingthe3mainA&Bassetswithinflexibleprovisionasdetailedwithinthisstrategy

    AlisonMacKenzie JuneAug2017

    OpportunitiesidentifiedtodeliverflexibleELCusingthe3A&Bassetswithineachlocality

    ParentandStaffConsultationondeliveryof1140hoursoffreeELC

    AlisonMacKenzie AugOct2017consultationOctDec2017Report

    Evidenceofhigh%ofparticipantsandclearoutcomestoinformdeliveryplan

    ActionPlantoaddressELCworkforcedevelopmentacrossArgyllandBute

    LindaBurgar Aug17June2018 PlandevelopedandactionstakentobuildELCstaffcapacitywithineachlocalityofA&B

    AdditionalGraduateActionPlan

    KathleenJohnston October2017 PlandevelopedtomakeeffectiveuseofqualitygraduatesinsettingswithraisedSiMDprofile

    QualityActionPlanfordeliveryofELCplanincorporating3assets

    OutdoorLearning Partnerships Culture

    KathleenJohnston October2017 Plandevelopedtosupportrich,meaningfulandhighqualityELC

    DevelopmodelforqualityassuranceofELC

    KathleenJohnston December2017 PlandevelopedtoensureasustainablesystemforqualityassuranceofELCinArgyllandBute

    DevelopmentofPhasingInModelsofELC

    AlisonMacKenzie October2017 Identifyasuiteofmodelstotrialdeliveryof1140hoursofELCandphaseinoverthistimescale

    Contractualissues AlisonMacKenzie/AileenMcCosh

    Septemberonwards ConsultationwithTradeUnions,discussionswithindividualstaff

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    SectionSeven:DemandandSupplyPredictions

    Followingarobustmappingexercise,theabovetablehasbeendevelopedtooutlinethepredictedsupplyanddemandofELCwithinArgyllandButebetween2017and2020.ProgresswillbedependentonannualcapitalandrevenuefundingfromtheScottishGovernment.FlexibilitywillbebuiltintotheplanningprocesstoreflectthechangingdemandforELCwithineachlocality.

    Area Futuredemand3and4yearoldsperyear(basedonbirthratesobtainedfromNHS)

    PredictednumbersofadditionalLAstaff

    AnticipatedLAInfrastructurerequirements

    2017/18 2018/19 2019/20Bute 85 88 106 1xLeadCCEW

    1xCCEW21hrs1refurbishment1extension

    Cowal 202 191 165 3xLeadCCEW8x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    4x21hrsadditionalCCEW

    4refurbishments

    HelensburghandLomond

    504 455 407 2xLeadCCEW8x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    3x21hrsadditionalCCEW

    3refurbishments1Newnursery

    CampbeltownandKintyre

    134 121 115 10x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    5x21hrsadditionalCCEW

    2refurbishments

    LochgilpheadandMidArgyll

    161 151 151 1xLeadCCEW12x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35

    hrs6xadditional21hrsCCEW

    1extension2refurbishments

    Islay 53 56 60 10x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    5xadditional21hrsCCEW

    1refurbishment

    Jura 5 4 2 2x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs1xadditional21hrsCCEW

    Mull&Iona 63 66 59 8x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs4xadditional21hrsCCEW

    1NewNursery

    Coll 1 1 1x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    1x21hrsadditionalCCEWTiree 20 13 12 2x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35

    hrs2x35hrsCCEW2x21hrsCCEW

    AdditionalspaceforGaelicrequired

    Lismore 2x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    1x21hrsadditionalCCEWColonsay 1 1 1x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35

    hrs1x21hoursCCEW

    Oban 215 237 241 4x21hsrCCEWincreasedto35hrs2x21hrsadditionalCCEW

    AdditionalspaceforGaelicrequired

    Luing 1x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    1x21hrsadditionalCCEWLorn 122 110 105

    2xLeadCCEW8x21hrsCCEWincreasedto35hrs

    4x21hrsCCEW

    1NewNursery3Extensions

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    SectionEight:FinancingthePlan

    Capitalexpenditure20172020

    ThefollowingtableshowsindicativecapitalcostsfortheCounciltoachievedeliveryoftherequirementforexpansionofELCto1140hoursperyearby2020inArgyllandBute.

    Typeofwork Projecteduppercost()inc4%upliftindicativeRefurbishmentwithinexistingbuild 1,560,000Extensionto/expansionofexistingbuild 3,796,000Outdoorupgrade 260,000NewBuild 5,541,120

    TOTAL 11,157,120

    Revenueexpenditurefrom2020

    Thefollowingtableshowsindicativeadditionalannualrevenuecostsfrom2020offullimplementationof1140hoursELCinArgyllandBute.Therewillbeanincrementalincreaseinannualrevenuecoststowardsthefinalfiguresshownbelowastheexpansionto1140hoursisphasedinfrom201718.

    Aspectrequiringadditionalfunding Costby2020()indicativeStaffingincELC,ELCcover,teacherinput,admin, 4,798,011ASNstaff 240,380CentralTeamincPTs,EDOsandadmin 231,443Stafftraining 98,179Propertyrevenuecosts 61,940Resources 56,692Transport 36,380PartnerProviderpayments 1,799,184Provisionoflunches 461,974

    TOTAL 7,781,834

    Oneoffrevenuecosts

    ThefollowingtableshowsindicativeoneoffcostswhichwillberequiredtoservicetheexpansionofELCto1140hoursinArgyllandBute.

    Aspectrequiringfunding Cost()indicativeSchoolmealsstartupequipment 125,000Initialresourcesfornew/expandedsettings 310,000

    TOTAL 435,000