FOI Request - Early Years and Childcare Provision Partnership

Request 101000375958

I would like to make a Freedom of Information Request regarding private, voluntary and independent childcare settings who are in partnership with your local authority for the delivery of Early Years and Childcare provision.

1.       Please could you give details of the application criteria for PVI childcare settings to enter into partnership with your local authority?

2.       Please could you provide a list of all PVI settings who were accepted into partnership during the most recent application process?

3.       Please could you provide a list of all PVI settings that applied for partnership status in the most recent application process but were unsuccessful, and the reasons for their application failure?

4.       Please could you provide details of any PVI settings who were previously in partnership with your local authority but who did not re-apply in the most recent application process?

5. Please could you let me know how many funded partnership places you commissioned in
(a) 2010/11
(b) 2011/12
(c) 2012/13
(d) 2013/14
(e) 2014/15

Response 08-09-2015

1. The information you requested can be found here and here.

2.  This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information otherwise accessible.  The information can be found here.

3. N/A

4. N/A

5. (a) 2010/11 - variable per year dependent on need, but as a guide we have provided the census information for the dates you have requested - 1156 PVI places
(b) 2011/12 - variable per year dependent on need, but as a guide we have provided the census information for the dates you have requested - 1230 PVI places
(c) 2012/13 - variable per year dependent on need, but as a guide we have provided the census information for the dates you have requested - 1210 PVI places
(d) 2013/14 - variable per year dependent on need, but as a guide we have provided the census information for the dates you have requested - 1202 PVI places
(e) 2014/15 - variable per year dependent on need, but as a guide we have provided the census information for the dates you have requested - 1255 PVI places

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