Could Scotland afford better childcare?

Labour: The party’s education spokeswoman, Kezia Dugdale, said if Labour was in power at Westminster it would extend free childcare for three and four-year-olds to 25 hours a week for working parents, paid for by a levy on banks.

She added; “Labour would also guarantee parents wraparound childcare – access to breakfast clubs or homework clubs – from 08:00 to 18:00 in primary schools. Money would be provided for Scotland, but it would be up to the government there to decide whether to spend it in the same way as England.”

Scottish Conservatives: Liz Smith, Tory education spokeswoman, said her party would increase nursery provision, “particularly to disadvantaged youngsters”, and was committed to improving the “flexibility and quality of care”. She added: “In the 2011 manifesto we made a commitment to ensuring that every three and four and vulnerable two-year-olds would receive 12.5 hours of nursery care per week and stated we would look to go beyond this when finances allowed.”

Also the coalition government at Westminster, which includes the Tories and the Lib Dems, announced in March plans to offer families a new childcare subsidy worth up to £2,000 per child.

Scottish Liberal Democrats: The party’s education spokesman Liam McArthur said it was important to do more to give “more children in Scotland the best start in life”.

He added: “The strength of devolution is that countries within the UK can share the best ideas and benefit from different policy approaches at local, national and UK levels. For example, the UK coalition government’s major new childcare voucher scheme will help around 210,000 families in Scotland, saving the typical working family with two children up to £2,400.”

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