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Review of childcare provision urged at FMQs

September 27, 2012 2:07 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP urged the Deputy First Minister to extend free nursery provision for 2 year olds in Scotland during First Minister's Questions today.

Liberal Democrats in coalition government will deliver free nursery places to 40 percent of two year olds from poorer backgrounds. This goes further than Scottish Government plans to provide free nursery education to looked after two year olds.

Commenting, Mr Rennie said:

"You only get one shot at getting this right and I do not want Scotland's children to fall behind. The Scottish Government should follow the coalition government's footsteps and extend free childcare to 40 percent of two year olds.

"Currently, only 1 percent of two year olds benefit from free childcare in Scotland. In light of the serious gap emerging in provision of childcare, it is only right that the Scottish Government review its plans."