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Sarah McLuckie

Dear East 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

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Craig, Caroline, East Ayrshire Council

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We are in the progress of responding to your request, however can you please clarify question 4 - do you mean places for all children or only those who received a further year of early learning and childcare via the deferral process.

Kind regards

Caroline

Caroline Craig
Service Support Coordinator
Economy and Skills
East Ayrshire Council
London Road
KILMARNOCK
KA3 7BU
Tel: 01563 576140

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Craig, Caroline, East Ayrshire Council

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CLASSIFICATION: PUBLIC

Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

I refer to your correspondence dated 3 May 2019 requesting information in relation to P1 deferrals.

The Council is treating your request as a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and can respond as below. Please note that I have requested clarification on question 4.

I trust this information has been of assistance to you and I have attached a leaflet to confirm your rights.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Kind regards

Caroline

Caroline Craig
Service Support Coordinator
Economy and Skills
East Ayrshire Council
London Road
KILMARNOCK
KA3 7BU
Tel: 01563 576140

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