Debate over nursery provision in Bo’ness

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Bo’ness parents of children under four are being asked their views on plans to increase nursery provision in the area.

Members of Falkirk’s education executive agreed this week to consult with parents on national proposals to increase nursery provision for three and four year olds from 475 hours to 600 hours a year from August next year.

The Scottish Government’s proposal via the ‘Children and Young People Bill’ will ask parents how they would prefer to access an additional 125 hours of early learning and childcare provision.

Parents have until November 30 to complete a questionnaire online on Falkirk Council’s website. It is also available on paper format from schools.

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 19, in Graeme High School in Falkirk at 6.15pm to provide more information and gain feedback.

Proposals include providing longer sessions over fewer days, extending the length of the current morning and afternoon sessions and extending the length of the current 38 week nursery term. The findings will be reported back next year.