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Sarah McLuckie

Dear North Ayrshire 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

North Ayrshire Council

Dear Sarah McLuckie

Thank you for your correspondence which was received by North Ayrshire
Council, requesting information.

North Ayrshire Council acknowledges receipt of your request and will
respond to you within 20 working days as required by the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (please note day 1 of your request is the
first working day after receipt of your request). We will contact you if
we require any further information or clarification from you.

If your request is regarding information which is considered environmental
information the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
(EISR) will also apply. Both EISR and FOISA provide similar rights to
access information and place requirements on the Council to consider
requests and to provide information.

The Council will now consider your request and identify any relevant
records held. Please note, should your request relate to environmental
information in terms of Section 7 of the Regulations (complex or
voluminous requests), the Council may extend the timescale to 40 working
days. We will write to you as soon as possible after receipt of your
request to advise if this is the case.

The information supplied in your request will only be accessed by North
Ayrshire Council staff and will be retained for the purposes of processing
your request for information and related purposes and for statistical and
audit purposes. The information will be held by North Ayrshire Council in
accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Yours sincerely

FOI Co-ordinator

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Dear Ms McLuckie

Thank you for your request for information dated 6 May 2019 which was
received by North Ayrshire Council on 6 May 2019.

We have now completed our research for the information and the responses
to your questions are listed below. 

Please see the attached document with the information you request.

Your right to seek a review.

Should you be dissatisfied with the way in which North Ayrshire Council
has dealt with your request you have the right to ask us to review it.

You should explain why you wish a review to be carried out and should be
made within 40 working days of receipt of this response. We will then
reply within 20 working days of receipt and employees not involved in your
original request will undertake the review. If you are not satisfied with
the result of the review you then have the right to make a formal
complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner at
http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Any request for a review should be made in writing in the first instance
to:

FOI /EIR Manager
Data Service
Cunninghame House
Irvine
Ayrshire
KA12 8EE

Email : [email address]

The supply of documents under the terms of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 does not give the applicant or whoever receives the
information any right to re-use it in such a way that might infringe the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. This includes making multiple
copies, publishing or otherwise distributing the information to other
individuals and the public.

While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information,
its accuracy is not warranted. In particular, the Council accepts no
liability for onward sale or transfer of this information to any third
party and for any reliance placed on such information by you or by a third
party.

Yours sincerely

Judith McGibney
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

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acting, or refraining from acting, on such information prior to the
receipt by those persons of subsequent written confirmation.

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immediately by telephone. Please also destroy and delete the message
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message (or attachments transmitted with it) by the addressee(s) is
strictly prohibited.

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