Date lodged: 9 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown by local authority of where it expects the 11,000 additional early learning and childcare workers will be required.
Answered by: Maree Todd 21 November 2017
The distribution of these additional workers across local authorities will reflect local plans for implementing the expanded entitlement. Local authorities have recently submitted ELC Expansion Plans, which provide initial estimates of the workforce required in each area. The Scottish Government’s multi-disciplinary delivery support team, co-designed with local authorities, is currently discussing these plans with local authorities. Those discussions, identifying good practice as well as areas for improvement, will inform individual feedback to authorities as well as a national learning report, to be published later in the year.