Natalie Don

Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire North and West

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Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire North and West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Early Learning and Childcare Funding 23 May 2024

    The local government finance settlement provides local authorities with funding covering different service areas. The settlement for 2024-25 includes around £1 billion of funding for the delivery of ELC. Local authorities are responsible for designing their own ELC delivery models, and national guidance is clear that councils must set hourly rates that reflect the costs of delivery for...
  • Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Early Learning and Childcare Funding 23 May 2024

    Mr Rennie raises an important point here, but I do not fully agree with his assessment. We need to set the scene a little. Rates have been steadily increasing since the implementation of the expansion. The average rate that is paid by local authorities to providers who are delivering funded ELC to three to five-year-olds increased by 64.1 per cent between 2007 and 2023. However, while the...
  • Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Early Learning and Childcare Funding 23 May 2024

    I understand that that is an issue. As I said, there is a host of on-going work on both supporting providers and ensuring that our offer is good quality, accessible and affordable for parents. Nevertheless, I will certainly take that issue away and look into it for the member.

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