Children’s Minister praises local childminders at Funworld visit

On Friday 8 November, the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, visited Inverclyde Childminding Network’s event at Funworld in Greenock to hear how local childminders are working with Inverclyde Council ahead of the early learning and childcare (ELC) expansion. By August 2020, the Scottish Government will offer 1140 hours of funded childcare […]

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SNP plans to invest £500 million in historic childcare expansion

SNP MSP, Stuart McMillan, has hailed a Scottish Government announcement that promises to commit almost £500 million to expand early learning and childcare provision across Scotland. Announcing the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals for 2019/20 in Holyrood last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined the investment that will support the SNP’s plan to almost […]

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Inverclyde families to benefit from £1 billion childcare investment

Families in Inverclyde will benefit from almost £1 billion of Scottish Government investment in free childcare, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has said. Following extensive engagement to reach a shared understanding of the costs of the expansion, Scottish Ministers and COSLA Leaders have reached agreement on a multi-year funding package. The Scottish Government will invest an […]

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