From SNP Media today:
Nicola Sturgeon will today (Monday) describe the SNP’s plans to deliver a wraparound system of childcare as truly transformational for working families – and a central pillar in efforts to deliver a sustainable national economic recovery after the pandemic.
Speaking while campaigning in Ayr today, the SNP Leader will hail the expansion of childcare already undertaken by the SNP, leaving the system “almost unrecognisable” from that which the government inherited.
With the expansion of childcare to 1140 hours to be completed by August this year, the SNP manifesto sets out plans to go even further by delivering a system of wraparound childcare – providing year-round care before and after school.
The least well-off families will pay nothing, with others being asked to make a fair and affordable contribution.
Free early years education will also be expanded to all low-income 1 and 2 year olds.