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Childcare Written Answer, 28/10/14 [S]

Written Answer given in response to John Mason's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government whether it considers that Glasgow City Council is providing sufficient nursery places within walking distance.

The Minister For Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, replied that Glasgow City Council, like all local authorities, has a statutory duty to secure early learning and childcare (ELC) for eligible children whose parents wish it. All eligible children are now entitled to a minimum of 600 hours per year.

When a child becomes eligible for their early learning and childcare place, local authorities will do their best to meet the needs of each parent, and can offer places through their own settings or through private and third sector providers. However, this cannot always be guaranteed to be at a parent or carerís first choice of nursery.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 28 October 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 28 October 2014