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Education Recovery

Setting Out the Way Forward Plans to help Scotland’s education system continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic have been published by the Scottish Government. Created with input from across the sector, including young people, the Education Recovery strategy outlines how almost £500 million has

Backing for Baby Box

Parents Praise Scheme on Fourth Anniversary Parents have overwhelmingly backed Scotland’s Baby Box in an independent evaluation, with 97% of parents rating the box and its contents as good. Around 186,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered to families as of its fourth anniversary today (Sunday

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

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

Scottish Child Payment Begins

New Benefit Opens to Angus Families  Graeme has welcomed the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, which is set to make a difference to families across Angus at a time when they need it most. The new SNP Scottish Government benefit will provide families with a

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