Introduction

1. The EIS is of the view that early years education should be funded and delivered on the same basis as Scotland’s highly successful comprehensive education system- publicly funded, publicly provided, free at the point of use.

2. If equity and high quality are to be imperatives, rather than profit, then local authorities as the public providers of education in Scotland should be exclusively funded by the Scottish Government, on a ring-fenced basis, to deliver children’s ELC entitlement.

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