Renfrewshire Council

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The benefits of early learning and childcare

How access to early learning and childcare can benefit children and their parents or carers.

The benefits on children's learning and development by having access to early learning and childcare include:

  • learning through play
  • improving their communication skills
  • building up their confidence
  • making friends and having fun.

Increased early learning and childcare hours is ensuring that Renfrewshire children have the best start in life.

The additional hours also benefit parents and carers by reducing the cost of childcare and keeping money in your pocket.

It also gives parents and carers more time for work, training or study.

Children who attend nursery and receive 1140 hours of early learning and childcare will also get a free school meal during lunchtime.