More than half the nurseries in Aberdeenshire are ready to provide increased hours for children under Scottish Government plans to extend early years provision.
Early learning and childcare
Nurseries will not be left short-staffed by the Scottish Government’s free childcare pledge despite concerns about recruitment, the children’s minister has pledged.
Parents in Aberdeenshire have until Friday to apply for a nursery space for their child for this year.
A north-east council is hoping to have a new nursery in place by August next year.
Residents will have their first opportunity to view designs for a new city school next week.
A local authority is marking one year to go until it rolls out its early learning and childcare (ELC) expansion.