FOI Request - Disadvantaged Early Education

Request 101000240390

Disadvantaged Two Year Old Early Education

1. Whether the local authority had definitely secured sufficient places for every disadvantaged two year old who became eligible for free nursery education in September 2013 (please answer with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’).

If the answer to Question 1 is ‘No’:
a) how many places the local authority were expected to secure by the Department for Education by September 2013;
b) how many places the local authority had secured by 1 September 2013, and;
c) when the local authority expects the target number of places to be met.

2.  Whether the local authority had definitely secured sufficient places for every disadvantaged two year old who became eligible for free nursery education in September 2013 in ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ (Ofsted inspected) settings (please answer with ‘Yes’ or ‘No’)

If the answer to Question 2 is ‘No’:
a)  how many places the local authority were expected to secure by the Department for Education;
b)  How many disadvantaged two year olds are in places which are not in settings rated ‘outstanding’ or ‘good’ by Ofsted in the local authority

3.  Whether the local authority expects to have secured a sufficient number of places for every two year old who will become eligible for free nursery education in September 2014. (please answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’)

If the answer to Question 3 is ‘No’:
a) how many places the local authority are expected to secure by the Department for Education by September 2014;
b) how many places the local authority has secured now, and;
c) when the local authority expects the target number of places to be met.

Response 15-04-2014

This is not applicable to The Moray Council, however following the introduction of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill 2013, we have made a commitment to increase from 475 hours of pre-school education per week to 600 hours of early learning and childcare for eligible children from 1st August 2014 and also for Looked After 2 year olds and 2 year olds from workless households.

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