Our response to: Public Petition PE01630: Eligibility for part-time funded nursery place following a child’s third birthday.
UNISON welcomes the Scottish government’s proposals to expand early learning and childcare. It is an important step in both tackling poverty and the attainment gap that harms children who live in poverty and our society as a whole. We need to make sure that we learn the lessons of the adult care sector where we […]
Latest edition of Futures covering the Scottish government’s plans for the upcoming year, the possibilities of a new Scottish approach to taxation, the consultaitons on expanding childcare, education governance and the new Child Poverty Bill. The Scottish government is holding consultation events across the country on planned changes to schoos and childcare governance. Details of events […]
The Scottish Government has now published 2 consultations on its plans for education and childcare. The first Empowering teachers, parents and communities excellence and equity in education is seeking views on their plans to change how schools and nurseries are organised/governed and A blue print for 2020: the expansion of early learning and childcare in […]
Issue 16 contains our latest research paper detailing why Scotland needs “an urgent exit form austerity”, update on the Scottish Government’s new powers and their plans for childcare and council tax reform
There is a welcome consensus on expanding early years provision. However, there is less clarity on providing the resources, together with fairly paid and well trained staff to deliver a quality service. International studies show that public services deliver the best quality. Question: Do you agree that childcare should be delivered free at point of […]
UNISON is calling for fine words and promises to increase childcare to be backed by extra resources for children, parents and the workforce, in its Early Learning and Childcare Manifesto 2016. Currently Scotland’s childcare provision is patchy, complex and expensive. We need a radical overhaul of childcare provision to ensure that it provides what families […]
Childcare should be provided free at the point of use by the public sector. Currently Scotland’s childcare provision is patchy, complex and expensive. We need a radical overhaul of childcare provision to ensure that it provides what families actually want: a safe nurturing environment for their children, that doesn’t cost the earth. This will mean […]
Response to the Scottish Government Consultation on its programme of trials regarding its commitment to expand childcare to 1140 hours per year.
Public Service FUTURES Issue 15 – Winter 2016: There is an alternative; Grappling with cuts; Procurement and tax dodgers; Anti-poverty childcare; …and more PublicServiceFutures15_Winter2016.pdf