The Scottish Government has provided local authorities with £650 million since 2014 to fund the expansion to 600 hours. We are committed to funding fully the almost doubling of that entitlement to 1,140 hours per year by 2020. We have provided additional funding to local authorities in 2017-18 to support the first phase of capacity building that is required for the expansion to 1,140...
I have been keen throughout the process to ensure that registered childminders have a role to play in the expansion. We are currently in discussion with local authorities regarding what their plans will be for the expansion, and we expect them to report back to us in September on those plans. I have made it very clear, both in the statement that I gave to Parliament and in the direction that...
As I have said in the chamber previously, the Scottish Government recognises that we have fully funded the expansion. That was evidenced by the financial return, which showed the £650 million of investment since 2014 and demonstrated that not all that money had made it to being spent on early learning and childcare. Our focus now is to ensure that we continue discussion and dialogue with...
Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Donside
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Also represented North East Scotland
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