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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 Beatrice Wishart Beatrice Wishart Liberal Democrat

Parents deserve to know whether the expansion is on track where they live, because that will determine whether they can get the full benefit of the policy in six months. However, the Government has refused to provide local breakdowns. The National Day Nurseries Association said that such information would

“help demonstrate what is and isn’t working”.

The expansion of early learning and childcare is a national priority. Will the minister accept that people deserve clarity on whether it will be delivered in full where they live and allow us to see local progress reports?