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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12522: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.