FOI Request - Nursery Education

Request 101000176695

(1) The total number of pre-school children in receipt of early learning and childcare within the local authority broken down where possible by private and public providers.

(2) The number of three and four year old children currently in receipt of statutory 475 hours minimum of early learning and childcare within the local authority broken down where possible by private and public providers.
 
(3) The number of children currently in receipt of more than the 475 hours minimum of early learning and childcare within the local authority broken down where possible by private and public providers.
 
(4) The number of children under the age of three in receipt of early learning and childcare within the local authority broken down where possible by private and public providers.

(5) Any papers produced or figures calculated on projections for the 600 hour commitment, interpreted as widely as possible, on potential additional staffing costs, or other resources required to meet demand.

(6) The total spend on childcare, and broken down into spending per head within the local authority.

(7) How many nursery staff there are in the local authority, broken down by type of staff e.g nursery nurse, nursery teacher etc.

Response 09-09-2013

(1) This information is readily available here and is therefore exempt under Section 25 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

(2) In the 2012/2013 school session, there were a total of 798 children in funded pre-school education within Council nurseries, and a further 1,210 children in partnership centres.

(3) None.

(4) This information is readily available here and is therefore exempt under Section 25 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

(5) The increase from 475 to 600 hours has been calculated as costing an additional £598,560.

(6) No pre-school childcare budget.

(7) In the 2012/2013 school session, there were 6 nursery teachers; 19 senior nursery nurses; 23 nursery nurses within Council nurseries.

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