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Education Committee considers terms of reference for its early years inquiry, 26/01/05 [S]

At their meeting on 26 January 2005 the Committee considered and agreed draft terms of reference for its early years inquiry and agreed the need for an adviser. The terms of reference are to examine progress by the Scottish Executive to deliver effective early years education and childcare in the light of Partnership Agreement commitments and forthcoming policy announcements.

The terms of reference are:

To examine progress by the Scottish Executive to deliver effective early years education and childcare in the light of Partnership Agreement commitments and forthcoming policy announcements. In particular:

  • support for parenting

  • the relative impact of collective and individual caring on children's development

  • flexibility of childcare provision

  • availability of choice

  • provision in low income areas


A call for evidence will be issued in the first week of Feburary with a closing date of the end of March.

For more information see the Education Committee Official Report 26 January 2005.

Further Information

  1. Scottish Parliament Committee Page