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Early Learning and Childcare

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Alison Harris Alison Harris Conservative

The Audit Scotland report says that flexibility and choice will not be in place by August; paid childcare for children under three is now at risk due to the expansion; there is no robust way of monitoring the staff drain from the private, voluntary and independent sectors to councils; and there was rushed planning and delayed guidance from the outset. How does the minister respond to those very serious concerns?