Press coverage

9/4/16 / NDNA /  NDNA Childcare Challenge Scotland 2016
http://www.ndna.org.uk/NDNA/News/Childcare_Challenge_Scotland.aspx

8/4/16 / Sunday Post / Education secretary Angela Constance says thousands more workers are needed for SNP childcare pledge
https://www.sundaypost.com/news/political-news/thousands-workers-needed-snp-childcare-pledge/

7/4/16 / Women For Independence / Sexism and Childcare; Time for a Massive Rethink?
http://www.womenforindependence.org/sexism_and_childcare_time_for_a_massive_rethink

30/3/16 / Third Force News / Parents Call On Leaders to Make this the Childcare Election
http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/parents-call-on-leaders-to-make-this-the-childcare-election

24/3/16 / East Lothian Courier / Families hit hard as city stops nursery payments
http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/14381289.Families_hit_hard_as_city_stops_nursery_payments/

22/3/16 / Fife Courier / Child care concerns in Cupar after two of the town’s three nurseries close
https://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/120845/child-care-concerns-in-cupar-after-two-of-the-towns-three-nurseries-close/

16/3/16 / BBC / Private nursery concern over cost of free places
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35816785

6/3/16 / STV / Free childcare provision not flexible enough, report finds
http://stv.tv/news/scotland/1344954-free-childcare-provision-not-flexible-enough-report-finds/

24/2/16 / BBC / Families in Scotland hit by childcare cost rise
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35641845

18/2/16 / Evening Times / Nursery campaign group demand childcare provision overhaul
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14286245.Nursery_campaign_group_demand_childcare_provision_overhaul/

18/2/16 / Herald / Nursery campaigners demand childcare provision overhaul
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14287019.Nursery_campaigners_demand_childcare_provision_overhaul/

17/2/16 / ITV / Many nurseries ‘unlikely to extend free childcare hours’
http://www.itv.com/news/2016-02-17/less-than-half-of-nurseries-to-extend-free-childcare-places/

31/1/16 / Herald / Common Weal report says new National Childcare Service needed to deliver SNP promise to double free childcare by 2020
http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/14242645.SNP_s_childcare_revolution_should_be_handed_to_new_national_agency__says_thinktank/

21/1/16 / Scotsman / FMQs: Anger over £10m childcare funding cut
http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/fmqs-anger-over-10m-childcare-funding-cut-1-4007542

20/1/16 / Daily Record / New report urges Scottish Government to end council-tax freeze and provide free childcare for primary school pupils
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/new-report-urges-scottish-government-7211593#C67fIiRHtTAAcv3E.97

17/12/15 / Children In Scotland / Scottish Government formally responds to the Commission for Childcare Reform report
http://www.childreninscotland.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/scottish-government-formally-responds-to-the-commission-for-childcare

20/11/15 / Third Force News / Parents attack Scottish Government on free childcare
http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/parents-attack-scottish-government-of-free-childcare

 

19/11/15 / Scotsman / SNP under attack for free childcare promise
http://linkis.com/www.scotsman.com/new/TQclO

18/11/15 / BBC / Campaigners question Scottish childcare pledge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34860913

 

29/5/15 / Nursery World / ‘Thousands of children’ in Scotland unable to take up their free place

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1151775/thousands-of-children-in-scotland-unable-to-take-up-their-free-place

29/5/15 / The Scotsman / Thousands of Scots ‘miss out on childcare’

http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/thousands-of-scots-miss-out-on-childcare-1-3785422

28/5/15 / The Herald / Working parents unable to access free nursery places

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/working-parents-unable-to-access-free-nursery-places.127312938

24/5/15 / BBC News / ‘Unfair’ childcare policy restricts nursery access

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-32860652

24/5/15 / The Scotsman / Think-tank in nursery policy appeal

http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/think-tank-in-nursery-policy-appeal-1-3781889

24/5/15 / The Herald / Call for childcare vouchers

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/call-for-childcare-vouchers-to-ensure-parents-can-access-flexible-nursery-places-not-.1432468553

29/4/15 / The Scotsman / Child care is the biggest concern for parents

http://www.scotsman.com/news/child-care-is-the-biggest-concern-for-parents-1-3757140

2/4/15 / BBC 2 Scotland 2015 debate / Question on childcare asked by Jenny Gorevan

27/3/15 / The Herald / Damning report highlights failure ofScottish childcare policy

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/damning-report-highlights-failure-of-scottish-childcare-policy.121626534

19/3/15 / The Herald / First Minister Nicola Sturgeon “to act” on nursery policy failures

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/first-minister-nicola-sturgeon-to-act-on-nursery-policy-failures.120959960

8/3/15 / NCT Glasgow spring newsletter /  features an article about FFFOK by Jenny Gorevan

5/3/15 / Holyrood General Questions / MSPs Bob Doris andCara Hilton question Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance about funded nursery places in Glasgow and a full review of policy delivery nationwide

26/2/15 / Nursery World / Nicola Sturgeon commits to doubling funding for free places

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1149954/nicola-sturgeon-commits-doubling-funding-free

23/2/15 / Daily Record / Kezia Dugdale: SNP kidding themselves if free childcare record is ‘massive success’

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/kezia-dugdale-snp-kidding-themselves-5213577

20/2/15 / The Scotsman / FMQs: Scottish children ‘missing out’ on childcare

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/fmqs-scottish-children-missing-out-on-childcare-1-3695473

20/2/15 / The Herald / Sturgeon under fire as working families miss out on their right to free childcare

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/scottish-politics/sturgeon-under-fire-as-working-families-miss-out-on-their-right-to-free-c.118895525

20/2/15 / Evening Times / More all day places in council nurseries

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/more-all-day-places-in-council-nurseries-197978n.118910610

20/2/15 / Nursery World / Scottish parents step up campaign for more flexible funded places

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1149802/scottish-parents-step-campaign-flexible-funded

20/2/15 / The Scotsman (front page) / Thousands of children ‘don’t have place at nursery’

http://www.thinglink.com/scene/625237135603007488

20/2/15 / STV news / Conservatives to put ‘parent power’ atheart of schools reform

http://news.stv.tv/scotland-decides/311012-ruth-davidson-to-put-parent-power-at-heart-of-schools-reform/

19/2/15 / First Minister’s Questions / Nicola Sturgeon and Kezia Dugdale discuss the childcare entitlement and the FFFOK campaign

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0535wd5

19/2/15 / The Herald / Nicola Sturgeon: the SNP has delivered its childcare pledge

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/nicola-sturgeon-the-snp-has-delievered-its-childcare-pledge.1424356145?utm_source=www.heraldscotland.com&utm_medium=RSS+Feed&utm_campaign=Scottish+News

19/2/15 / The Herald / FMQs sketch: when Kez and Ruth had Nicola on the ropes, but then dropped their ice-cream cones

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/fmqs-sketch-when-kez-and-ruth-had-nicola-on-the-ropes-but-then-dropped-their-ice-.1424364970

19/2/15 / BBC Reporting Scotland / Report on childcare and working parents

18/2/15 / The Herald / Full funding review of free nurserycare pledge now needed

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/herald-view/full-funding-review-of-free-nursery-care-pledge-now-needed.118716275

13/2/15 / The Herald / Parents call for more funding todeliver SNP’s free nursery pledge

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/parents-call-for-more-funding-to-deliver-snps-free-nursery-pledge.118389848

13/2/15 / Third Force News / No room in Glasgow nurseries for toddlers

http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/families-and-young-people/no-room-in-glasgow-nurseries-for-toddlers

11/2/15 / Evening Times / Parents want more funded private nursery places made available

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/parents-want-more-funded-private-nursery-places-made-available-196988n.118192350

11/2/15 / The Glasgow News / Council refuses parent’s £2mnursery petition

11/2/15 / The Herald / Glasgow City Council blames SNP Government for nursery places shortfall

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/glasgow-city-council-blames-snp-government-for-nursery-places-shortfall.118219020

10/2/15 / Heart FM and Radio Scotland / FFFOK petition toGlasgow City Council covered in news headlines

10/2/15 / STV Evening News / Report on FFFOK petition

10/2/15 / BBC Reporting Scotland / Report on FFFOK petition

10/2/15 / STV Glasgow Riverside Show / Questions on childcare put to Councilllor Baillie Liz Cameron

13/1/15 / The Herald / Call for independent inquiry into delivery of SNP’s free nursery policy

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/call-for-independent-inquiry-into-delivery-of-snps-free-nursery-policy.116014342

26/12/14 / The Herald / Call for voucher scheme to ensuredelivery of SNP childcare pledge

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/call-for-voucher-scheme-to-ensure-delivery-of-snp-childcare-pledge.114966135

28/11/14 / The Herald / Childcare protesters to meetSturgeon

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/childcare-protesters-to-meet-sturgeon.25981371

24/11/14 / The Genn / Open letter to the Scottish labourleadership candidates from the Fair Funding For Our Kids campaign

http://thegenn.co.uk/open-letter-to-the-scottish-labour-leadership-candidates-from-the-fair-funding-for-our-kids-campaign/

21/11/14 / FFFOK petition launch features in news bulletinson STV Glasgow

21/11/14 / The Herald / Parents petition in fight fornursery places

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/parents-start-petition-in-fight-for-nursery-places.25930595

17/11/14 / Nursery World / Nursery group subsidising freeplaces in Scottish settings

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1148192/nursery-subsidising-free-scottish-settings

7/10/14 / Appearance on STV Glasgow Riverside Show to talk about childcare provision in Glasgow

27/9/14 / The Herald / Working Families Losing Out on All day care:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/working-families-losing-out-on-all-day-care-at-nurseries.25152446

11/8/14 / Scottish government press release / Expansion of Free Childcare:

http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Expansion-in-free-childcare-for-families-f97.aspx

10/8/14 / Nursery World / Scottish councils cap funding:

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1145876/scottish-councils-cap-funded-pvi-settings

8/8/14 / BBC Scotland News / Thousands on Waiting Lists for Council Nurseries:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28699596  

8/8/14 / The Herald / Flagship Policy attacked:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/snps-flagship-free-childcare-policy-attacked-by-opponents-as-half-baked.24983020

8/8/14 / The Herald / Inside Track:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/inside-track-flaw-in-flagship-childcare-policy-has-become-clear.24971224

8/8/14 / The Herald / Letters: funding should be allocated to the child :

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/letters/to-avoid-disruption-nursery-funding-should-be-allocated-to-the-child-not-councils.24988952 

7/8/14 / The Herald / Anger as Parents Cannot Get Free Places:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/anger-as-parents-cannot-get-free-nurseries-of-their-choice.24975644

31/7/14 / East lothian courier / Parents Fight East Lothian nursery cap :

http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/roundup/articles/2014/07/31/505529-parents-join-forces-to-fight-east-lothian-council-private-nursery-cap/

31/7/14 / East lothian News / Fears over Musselburgh nursery funding cuts:

http://www.eastlothiannews.co.uk/news/local-news/fears-over-musselburgh-nursery-funding-1-3493409

17/7/14 / Evening Times / letter:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/opinion/letters/nursery-place-funding-171705n.24766021

16/7/14 / the Herald / letters:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/letters/it-is-time-to-ensure-a-fair-deal-for-all-of-the-nations-toddlers.24765166

16/7/14 / Evening times / Cllr Stephen Curran:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/we-must-offer-places-and-there-are-more-than-before-171202n.24759409

16/7/14 / Evening Times / Call for Nursery Shake Up:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/parents-call-for-nursery-shake-up-171079n.24755633

4/7/14 / Evening times / Clarence House cuts:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/parents-slam-cut-in-funding-for-city-nursery-169800n.24662992

26/6/14 / Daily record / Little Branches saved after U-turn:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/glasgow-city-missions-little-branches-3767634

GCVS / Little Branches saved:

http://www.gcvs.org.uk/news_and_information/news/2762_govan_nursery_to_remain_open_following_talks_over_funding

20/6/14 / Evening Times / Little Branches cuts:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/city-nursery-boss-hits-out-at-council-over-funding-cut-168031n.24533619

19/6/14 / Evening Times / Nursery cash cuts nightmare:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/parents-in-nursery-cash-cuts-nightmare-167894n.24526682

25/3/14 / BBC / Independence childcare plan ‘unworkable’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26033775

22/1/14 Newsnet Scotland / Glasgow Council withdraws Nursery Provision:

http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/scottish-politics/8622-answers-demanded-after-glasgow-council-withdraws-nursery-provision

15/8/13 / Daily Record / Not enough nursery places in Glasgow

http://www.glawest.org/fears-raised-over-free-places-for-under-threes-at-glasgow-city-council-nurseries/

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