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The future of childcare, 29/06/13 [S]
Extended parental leave is among a number of options being considered for an independent Scotland.

Childcare Oral Question, 26/06/13 [S]
During Question Time on 26 June 2013 Jayne Baxter (Lab) asked the Scottish Government how it is responding to the conclusions on childcare and early years education in the Equal Opportunities Committee’s report, “Women and Work”.

Scottish Government easy read factsheets on Children and Young People Bill, 24/06/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published a series of easy read factsheets on parts of the Children and Young People Bill.

Children and Young People Bill Briefing, 19/06/13 [S]
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre has published a briefing on the Children and Young People Bill.

Gaelic Written Answer, 28/05/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to John Finnie's (Ind) question asking the Scottish Government, in light of the priority given to early years development in the National Gaelic Language Plan 2012-17, what plans it has to address the reported lack of qualified staff available for Gaelic pre-school education; and what its plans are for the long-term future of the birth to three sectors in Gaelic.

Childcare Debate, 08/05/13 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2013 on childcare. The debate was introduced by Hugh Henry (Lab).

Families to benefit from more childcare, 02/05/13 [S]
Under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill, children will be entitled to an additional 125 hours of early learning and childcare a year. Following an increase in 2007 this represents a total increase of 188 hours under this Scottish Government.

Nurseries Written Answer, 25/04/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Drew Smith's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what guidance it provides to local authorities on the planning of places at nursery schools for three-year-olds; what information it has on how many parents do not obtain a place for their child at the nursery school of their (a) first and (b) second choice; and what information it has on how many parents do not obtain a place for their child at a nursery school in the first (a) three, (b) six and (c) nine months of their entitlement due to a lack of available places.

Children and Young People Bill, 18/04/13 [S]
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill has been published.

Gaelic pre-school hours Written Answer, 02/04/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to John Finnie's (Ind) question asking the Scottish Government what regard it has had to Gaelic in relation to the provision of additional pre-school hours.