Early years and childcare request

Carolyn Lochhead made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

I would like to request the following information.

1 In your local authority, what was the estimated  population in 2017/18 of:

a Vulnerable 2 year olds eligible for free early years and childcare provision?
b 3 – 5 year olds eligible for free early years and childcare provision?

2 In the final term of 2017/18, how many early years and childcare places were made available for:
a Vulnerable 2 year olds?
b 3 - 5 year olds?

3 In the final term of 2017/18, how many early years and childcare places for vulnerable 2 year olds were made available in
a Council nurseries?
b Partner providers?

4 In the final term of 2017/18, how many early years and childcare places for 3 – 5 year olds were made available in
a Council nurseries?
b Partner providers?

5 In the final term of 2017/18, how many council nursery places for vulnerable 2 year olds were made available as
a Half day, term time only?
b Half day,  year round?
c Full day, term time only (ie: two free half day sessions in the same day plus lunch)?
d Full day, year round?
e Extended hours / wrap around, term time only (ie: 8am to 6pm with parents paying for wrap around hours)?
f Extended hours / wrap around, year round?
g Are there any other models of provision offered in council nurseries?

6 In the final term of 2017/18, how many council nursery places for 3 – 5 year olds were made available as
a Half day, term time only?
b Half day,  year round?
c Full day, term time only (ie: two free half day sessions in the same day plus lunch)?
d Full day, year round?
e Extended hours / wrap around, term time only (ie: 8am to 6pm with parents paying for wrap around hours)?
f Extended hours / wrap around, year round?
g Are there any other models of provision offered in council nurseries?

7 In term 1, 2017/18, how many council nursery places were taken up for
a vulnerable 2 year olds?
b 3 – 5 year olds?

8 In the final term of 2017/18, how many council nursery places were taken up for
a vulnerable 2 year olds?
b 3 – 5 year olds?

9 In the final term of 2017/18, how many Full Time Equivalent places are available for
a vulnerable 2 year olds?
b 3 – 5 year olds?

10 What was the full annual value of a funded partnership place in 2017/18?

11 Do you fund all eligible children attending partner providers?

12 In the final term of 2017/18, how many eligible children did not receive their early years and childcare funding whilst attending:

a partnership settings?
b Care Inspectorate registered childcare settings outwith the partnership scheme?

13 How many funded partnership places did you commission in 2017/18?

14. How many early years staff do you employ:

Full time?
Part time?

Yours faithfully,

Carolyn Lochhead

Jeffrie, Heather, Argyll and Bute Council

1 Atodiad

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Lochhead

Request for information: Early years and childcare request
Reference: argyllbuteir:8774.

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

I have attached the following information in fulfilment of your request:

The attached spreadsheet provides the information that you requested on nursery placements. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish any further clarification of this information.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [Argyll and Bute Council request email].

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Yours sincerely

Heather Jeffrie

Heather

Heather Jeffrie
Senior Clerical Assistant
Community Services: Education
Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ
Tel: 01369 708632
Fax: 01369 708584
Email: [email address]

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Carolyn Lochhead

Dear Jeffrie, Heather,

Thank you for your response. Can I please clarify the responses to questions 5 and 6? The question sought the number of childcare places for each pattern, rather than the number of nurseries which provided this pattern. Could you please provide the number of places?

Many thanks

Yours sincerely,

Carolyn Lochhead

Jeffrie, Heather, Argyll and Bute Council

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Carolyn

My sincere apologies regarding this. I will get the information and send to you within the next couple of days.

Kind Regards

Heather

Heather Jeffrie
Senior Clerical Assistant
Community Services: Education
Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ
Tel: 01369 708632
Fax: 01369 708584
Email: [email address]

www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Making Argyll & Bute a place people choose to live, learn, work and do business

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Jeffrie, Heather, Argyll and Bute Council

1 Atodiad

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Carolyn

Please find updated spreadsheet regarding questions 5 and 6.

Kind Regards

Heather

Heather Jeffrie
Senior Clerical Assistant
Community Services: Education
Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ
Tel: 01369 708632
Fax: 01369 708584
Email: [email address]

www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Making Argyll & Bute a place people choose to live, learn, work and do business

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