COSLA comment on free nursery care provision

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “We are working closely with Scottish Government to cost the delivery of 1140 hours of early learning and childcare, under a model where funding will follow the child. Scottish Government have committed to fully funding the expansion, including payment of the living wage to all delivering the 1140 entitlement, from 2020.

"In the lead up to 2020 discussions are ongoing with the Scottish Government and partners regarding the funding for early years provision. COSLA remains concerned regarding future funding for the significant expansion that lies ahead. These concerns have been conveyed to the Scottish Government and we continue discussions with a view to reaching a conclusion in the coming months.”

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Tue, 30/01/2018 - 17:00