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Early Learning and Childcare Savings Increased

Supporting Children and Families Families of more than 83,200 children are saving around £5,000 per eligible child per year, thanks to the Scottish Government’s Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) offer. Latest figures show a year-on-year increase in children accessing funded ELC. – Graeme I’m delighted

Childcare Savings for Families

Transformational offer helping thousands across the country. Families of more than 79,000 children are saving almost £5,000 per child annually, thanks to the Scottish Government’s expanded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) offer. Since August, all three and four-year-olds and two-year-olds who need it most have

Increasing Free Early Learning & Childcare

Transformational Offer to Benefit Families Nationwide Up to 130,000 children across Scotland will be able to benefit from 1,140 hours of free early learning and childcare (ELC) each year from this month. Legislation came into effect on 1 August to make the expanded offer available

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for

Supporting Children, Families & Young People

First 100 Days: Best Start, Best Chances These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. The SNP is determined to make Scotland the best place to grow up, to give children and young people a fair start in life and help families

What We’re Doing For Women

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for women The SNP has a proud record of fighting for gender equality while in government. From action on equal pay, support for women returning to the work place, the first gender-balanced Cabinet in the UK and taking action to

Putting Angus’ Children First

A Manifesto for Angus South: School & Early Years Investment In her speech launching the SNP’s election manifesto, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was clear: “I promise the young people of Scotland that I will do everything I possibly can to make sure you do

Transforming Childcare Provision

Delivering for Scotland #65: Childcare The SNP in Government is committed to giving every child the best start in life with free, quality education that inspires and enables everyone to reach their potential. Since the SNP came to power, nursery entitlement has increased by 45%

Welcome Support for Childminders

Payments to Support Business Sustainability Graeme has welcomed grants of £750 being paid to all registered childminders in Scotland, in order to secure the sustainability of their businesses. Funding of more than £3.2 million has been made available to ensure that all childminders registered with