Aberdeen parents and guardians are being asked for their views on the Scottish Government’s plans to expand early learning and childcare entitlements.
A series of twelve evening consultation events across the city will begin on Monday at Forehill School at 7pm.
Opinions are being sought on the proposal to increase the current 600 hours to 1140 hours of flexible provision by the city council for all three and four-year-olds, and the 15% of two-year-olds who receive it.
This will include the offer being extended to 27% of two-year-olds whose parents are on benefits or are being looked after by others.
Council education convener Angela Taylor said: “We need to ensure that any expansion of early learning and childcare hours does not affect the high quality currently provided and also maintains flexibility for working parents.
“We are committed to reducing inequalities and enhancing outcomes for children, which is why we are asking people for their views.
“We want to meet their needs and ensure that the development of children, and families, are placed at the forefront of Aberdeen’s social and economic development.”
The full list of consultation events are as follows (each event runs from 7pm-8.30pm):
o Monday, August 29 – Forehill School
o Tuesday, August 30 – Scotstown School
o Wednesday, August 31 – Bucksburn Academy
o Monday, September 5 – Dyce School
o Tuesday, September 6 – St Machar Academy
o Wednesday, September 7 – Kincorth Academy
o Monday, September 12- Mile End School
o Tuesday, September 13- Harlaw Academy
o Wednesday, September 14 – Cults School
o Tuesday, September 27 – Walker Road School
o Wednesday, September 28- Manor Park School
o Thursday, September 29 – Hazlehead Academy