An Equal Start: Fair Access to Nursery Provision

Objective

Childcare is an increasingly important issue – not just because of the cost barriers it can place on people, normally mothers, re-entering the work-place, but also because it can deter them from having any or additional children. As recent official figures have indicated that there are now currently more people over 65 in Scotland than under 15, childcare policy may well have long term implications for the economy and public services in general. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether there are any changes the Scottish government can make, in the short-term, to improve the way the government-funded nursery provision works as well as feed into the wider debate on childcare.

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Linked Articles

  • REFORM SCOTLAND HIGHLIGHTS CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND IN NURSERY PROVISION
  • “Parents missing out on £1000 nursery funding” – Herald
  • “Children age two should get nursery places ‘to end pre-school lottery’” – Scotsman
  • “Nursery system under fire” – P&J
  • Nursery provision in Scotland is unequal, fragmented and inaccessible say Children in Scotland