We are parents, carers and concerned members of society who call upon Local Councils and the Scottish Government to stand up for young children and their families.
We ask the Scottish Government to:
Despite ELC settings gradually reopening their doors since 15th July, this has happened inconsistently across areas of Scotland and childcare settings, in many cases with very reduced hours and inflexible patterns and with a unlimited time delay in 1140 funded hours provision. The huge differences and inequalities across Local Councils and childcare settings are unacceptable, widening the attainment and wellbeing gap.
Children and families continue to struggle on months into the pandemic. We must not leave them behind.