Date lodged: 17 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the legal and successful method being used by some local authorities for allocating capital funding to private and third sector childcare providers for the expansion of funded childcare to 1,140 hours is able to be used by all local authorities.
Answered by: Maree Todd 31 January 2019
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-21013 on 31 January 2019. It is for individual local authorities to take decisions on the details of specific capital funding schemes.
However, we know that through the ELC Partnership Forum and other engagement with the sector that local authorities are sharing information on how they have established capital grant schemes. We continue to encourage this, including through Partnership Forum meetings.
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