Date lodged: 20 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what planning and reporting requirements will be placed on local authorities to (a) assess how they allocate nursery places and (b) monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of additional graduates to nurseries within the authority areas, and when it will report on these findings.
Answered by: Mark McDonald 1 February 2017
Local authorities will be asked to provide plans setting out how they propose to allocate the additional places in their area.
We are working closely with local authorities to progress the delivery of this commitment, and will monitor the impact on child outcomes as part of the wider evaluation of the early learning and childcare expansion to 1140 hours.