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Sarah McLuckie

Dear Argyll and Bute 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

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council


Dear Sarah McLuckie

Request for information: P1 Deferrals

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:10117.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2019-06-03
00:00:00.

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.

Regards

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Harper, Suzanne, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Ms McLuckie

 

Request for information: P1 Deferrals

Reference: argyllbuteir:10117

 

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:

 

 

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.

25

 

2.     A breakdown of the total number in 1. above by requests for

a) continued funding in a private/voluntary setting

10

 

b) continued funding in a council run setting.

13

 

Please note that an additional two children access a Blended Placement
between a Local Authority and Partner Provider 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    

b) council run settings

All; no discretionary requests have been declined for Academic Year
2019/2020.

 

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.

2013/2014: Information not held  

2014/2015: Information not held  

2015/2016: 0

2016/2017: 0

2017/2018: 0

2018/2019: 0

2019/2020: 0

 

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Yours sincerely

 

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Suzanne Harper

Admin Officer

Argyll and Bute Council

Customer Services: Education

Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ

 

Email: [4][email address]

Tel: 01369 708527

 

(Work Pattern: Monday - Friday 09:00-12:30, during school term time)

 

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