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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 8th February 2007.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 5:00 pm, 8th February 2007

The result of the division is: For 68, Against 24, Abstentions 31.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament believes that early years education, care and development support for our youngest children can provide firm foundations for later life and welcomes the significant increase in pre-school education entitlement that has been delivered since 1999; recognises that teachers have, and will continue to have, a major role to play in delivering pre-school education; recognises the vital role that qualified early years practitioners play in delivering early years services and welcomes proposals to deliver greater professionalism and improved career pathways for early years staff; welcomes proposals under A Curriculum for Excellence to introduce more active learning into early primary education; recognises that early years strategy needs to reflect these developments, and recognises that the Scottish Executive's investment in education has rebuilt the foundations of a successful education system in Scotland.