Date lodged: 12 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how much funding each local authority has available for nursery provision.
Answered by: Maree Todd 26 March 2019
The annual local government finance circulars provide details of the total revenue and capital funding allocations to each local authority and can be found at the attached link: https://www.gov.scot/publications/local-government-finance-circulars-index/ .
The Scottish Government is committed to fully fund the expansion of early learning and childcare entitlement and reached agreement with COSLA on a multi-year revenue and capital funding package to deliver the expansion in April 2018. Local Authorities received confirmation of funding allocations for the next three financial years (2019-20 to 2021-22 inclusive) to support the expansion to 1140 hours of Early Learning & Childcare including nursery provision on 1 May 2018.