Date lodged: 9 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many nursery places it expects there to be in each local authority by 2021.
Answered by: Maree Todd 21 November 2017
Under our new Funding Follows the Child approach, local authorities will retain the statutory responsibility for ensuring that funded early learning and childcare entitlement is available to all eligible children in their areas. We are working closely with authorities to ensure that there are sufficient places available, across settings in all sectors, to deliver entitlement to 1140 hours of early learning and childcare from August 2020.