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Sarah McLuckie

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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.

Sarah McLuckie

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Sarah McLuckie

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Good afternoon,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref 2019050327000169)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
below. 

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. 4

2) A breakdown of the total number in 1. above by requests for
a) continued funding in a private/voluntary setting  0
b) continued funding in a council run setting.4

3) In relation to question 2, please provide the number of places the
Council hasagreed to provide continued funding for in
a) private/voluntary settings 0
b)   council run settings. 3

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. 1
 

 

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Kind regards

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
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Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

03/05/2019 21:20 - Sarah McLuckie wrote:[External Email]

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

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.

Sarah McLuckie

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