The childcare system in Scotland isn’t working


Thousands of families in Scotland are unable to access their legal entitlement to 600 hours free early learning and childcare for 3 to 5 year olds.

We are acting to find out where this is happening and why.

Help us change things for the better. Join our campaign for fair funding!

Who we are

The Fair Funding campaign group.

What’s the problem?

A straightforward guide to the key issues.

How does this affect me?

If you are a parent or carer of a toddler, read on.

Your stories

Families share stories of their unfair childcare funding experiences.

What can I do?

Steps you can take to improve the situation.

Press coverage

Media coverage of the campaign and childcare issues.

The Glasgow Campaign

Information about our flagship campaign in Glasgow.

Fair Funding Poll

Easy, one-click poll: is your child getting their nursery funding?


NEWS – 11th May 2016 Campaign Toolkit One in five children is missing out on their free nursery place, because of inflexible hours and a system that just isn’t set up for working parents.  But still the Government claims to have delivered 600 hours of free childcare for every three and four year old. With the…

4 thoughts on “The childcare system in Scotland isn’t working

  1. This is great! Is there a petition to sign somewhere??? Would you consider expanding the campaign to ensuring nurseries provide healthy food…which many of the council provided ones do not? – Maybe it’s too much of a leap but would be good to chat to some of you who have started this campaign to get ideas and tips on how to create another one. Well done for doing this and giving families a voice!


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