FOI Request - Childcare Access

Request 101000356060

1.   What percentage of eligible three year olds in the local authority accessed their statutory pre-school funded childcare?  Please provide data from the most recent year available.

2.   What percentage of four year olds used in the local authority accessed their statutory pre-school funded childcare? Please provide data from the most recent year available.  

3.  What percentage of eligible two year olds in the local authority accessed their statutory pre-school funded childcare? Please provide data from the most recent year available.  

4.   A breakdown, by SIMD, of the percentage of children taking up their statutory pre-school childcare entitlement.  Please provide data from the most recent year available.  

Response 03-07-2015

Note: Early learning and childcare is not statutory and it is for parents / carers to decide whether they want their child to participate.

1.  99% of eligible 3 year olds who requested a funded early learning and childcare place in session 2014/15 were offered a place.  Based on birth records this is 97%.

2.  All eligible 4 year olds who requested a funded early learning and childcare place were offered a place in session 2014/15.  Based on birth records this is 100%.

3.  All eligible 2 year olds who requested a funded early learning and childcare place in session 2014/15 were offered a place.  Based on eligibility information this is 29%.

4.  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of  Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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