Responding to new figures from campaign group Fair Funding For Our Kids, showing that 68% of local authority nursery places for three to five-year-olds are for half days only, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:
"High quality childcare lasting though the day can be an enormous boost for children and parents alike. These figures show that is not available in many places and half day places don't work for many parents.
“We need flexible full-time childcare and early years’ education that meets the needs of parents and children. The Scottish Government urgently need to get the right funding, facilities and staff in place to allow people to take up the existing entitlement, let alone the 2020 expansion."