FOI Request - Childcare Provision

Request 101000178065

(1)  How many children in the local authority area are entitled to childcare;

(2)  How many children in the local authority area use childcare services provided by the local authority;

(3)  How many childcare hours does the local authority provide in total;

(4)  How many hours on average do children in the local authority receive (and if this is not equal to answer to 3 divided by number 2, why not); and

(5)  How many children in the local authority currently receive more than 600 hours of childcare per year.

Response 02-09-2013

(1)  There is no entitlement to childcare.

(2)  Information not held.  Information available from The Scottish Government website at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Children/Pubs-Pre-SchoolEducation

(3)  None.  The Moray Council does not provide childcare.

(4)  Not applicable.

(5)  The Moray Council does not provide childcare.  The Council does however offer funded pre-school education to a maximum of 475 hours per year (12.5 hours per week).  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.  Children are eligible for a part-time funded pre-school education place in the term after their 3rd birthday.  More information on the funded pre-school education provided by The Moray Council is available on our website at: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_42682.html

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