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S5W-15873: Willie Rennie (North East Fife)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 12 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many nursery schools in each local authority area are being constructed, also broken down by the stage of construction each is at, and how many additional nurseries will be (a) completed and (b) operational by May 2021.

Answered by: Maree Todd 10 May 2018

We do not hold all the information requested centrally. Current local authority estimates are that 138 new builds will be needed. As set out in the answer to question S5W-16245 on 27 April 2018, the Scottish Government and COSLA Leaders reached agreement on a multi-year revenue and capital funding package for the expansion of early learning and childcare on 27 April. This agreement represents a shared understanding of the costs required to deliver the expansion – including all required additional capacity - in entitlement to funded early learning and childcare to 1140 hours from August 2020.

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