Public consultation on pre-school education hours

Midlothian Council is appealing to the public to get involved in a consultation on nursery hours.

The Scottish Government is currently planning changes via the Children and Young People Bill.

The changes are intended to improve early learning and childcare, making it more accessible and affordable for everyone.

As part of this, Midlothian Council is looking for local views on the proposed changes and has launched an on-line consultation.

The Council’s survey process will include Education staff meeting directly with service users and schools across the local area.

A paper survey will also be available in libraries and Council offices.

Councillor Lisa Beattie, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Midlothian already has a very high standard of pre-school education, as evidenced in inspection reports. But we are striving to improve our service even further and we want it to be the best it can be.

“This is an important consultation on pre-school education and we would like the views of parents, carers and teachers to help shape pre-school provision in the future.”

The survey is available by clicking on the following link between 12th and 30th November

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pre_school_hours_increase

or if you prefer you can downloaad a paper copy here IncreaseEducationHoursSurvey(2012)