FOI Request Free Childcare Provision Expansion

Request 101001638484

I would like to request the following information:

•         Any policy work conducted on the financial impact the expansion of free childcare provision from 600 to 1140 hours will have.
•         Any consultation taken on the financial impact the expansion of free childcare provision from 600 to 1140 hours will have.
•         Any consultation provided to the Scottish Government on the financial impact the expansion of free childcare provision from 600 to 1140 hours will have.

Response 07-11-2017

A. The Moray Council Delivery Plan includes the work we have done to date regarding our strategic response to the expansion of ELC from 600 hours to 1140 hours, and the financial implications.

B. Moray Council haven't carried out any consultation regarding the financial implications of the expansion. Consultation relating to the expansion to date has been limited to an online parents/carers consultation regarding potential uptake of the 1140 hours.

C. The Delivery Plan was submitted to the Scottish Government on 29 September 2017, along with a Financial Template. It is available at http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_115797.html

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