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Sarah McLuckie

Dear East Dunbartonshire Council,

Please could you provide the following information:

1) The total number of requests received to date for the Council to provide discretionary funding for a further year of early learning and childcare for children whose fifth birthdays will fall between the day after the school start date in August 2019 and 31st Dec 2019.

2) A breakdown of the total number in 1. above by requests for
a) continued funding in a private/voluntary setting and
b) continued funding in a council run setting.

3) In relation to question 2, please provide the number of places the Council has agreed to provide continued funding for in a) private/voluntary settings and b) council run settings.

4) For each year from 2013-2014 till 2018-2019 inclusive, please provide the total number of places at council-run settings which parents were permitted to self-finance.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah McLuckie

East Dunbartonshire Council

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Dear Ms McLuckie

Thank you for your request for information. In answer to your enquiry I can
provide the following response on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council:

1) The total number of requests received to date for the Council to
provide discretionary funding for a further year of early learning and
childcare for children whose fifth birthdays will fall between the day
after the school start date in August 2019 and 31st Dec 2019.

Year | Number of Aug-Dec Birthdate deferrals
| requested.
-------------+-------------------------------------------
2019-20 | 16

2) A breakdown of the total number in 1. above by requests for
a) continued funding in a private/voluntary setting and
b) continued funding in a council run setting.

Private/voluntary | Council Funded Setting
setting |
------------------------+--------------------------------
5 | 11

3) In relation to question 2, please provide the number of places the
Council has agreed to provide continued funding for in a)
private/voluntary settings and b) council run settings.

Continued Funding offered
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Continued Funding was offered to 8 pupils in total across both
sectors. I am not able to separate these figures into private
and local authority sector *

* I have not been able to provide exact figures in response to your
request due to the small numbers involved. This is because there is
a risk that individual Pupils / members of staff could be identified.
However, I have tried to provide as much information as possible
while at the same time balancing this with data protection
considerations.

4) For each year from 2013-2014 till 2018-2019 inclusive, please provide
the total number of places at council-run settings which parents were
permitted to self-finance.

Year | Council Run
| Setting
-----------------+--------------------
2013-14 | -
-----------------+--------------------
2014-15 | -
-----------------+--------------------
2015-16 | -
-----------------+--------------------
2016-17 | *
-----------------+--------------------
2017-18 | *
-----------------+--------------------
2018-19 | *
-----------------+--------------------
2019-20 | *

I have only given figures from 16/17 to 19/20 as we do not hold previous
years information.
For each of these years there were less than 5 pupils.

* I have not been able to provide exact figures in response to your
request due to the small numbers involved. This is because there is
a risk that individual Pupils / members of staff could be identified.
However I have tried to provide as much information as possible while
at the same time balancing this with data protection considerations.

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Yours sincerely

Jacqui MacDonald
Chief Education Officer

East Dunbartonshire Council
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KIRKINTILLOCH
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