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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PLANS NURSERY REVOLUTION

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West Dunbartonshire Council is aiming to become the first local authority in Scotland to integrate its nursery, pre...
West Dunbartonshire Council is aiming to become the first local authority in Scotland to integrate its nursery, pre-school childcare and family centres into a single organisation, reports The Herald (p9).

But the proposal for early education childcare centres, which goes before the education committee next week, has provoked opposition from teaching unions.

Danny McCafferty, the council's education convener, said he wanted all areas of pre-school provision to have the same status and be capable of providing nursey education and childcare at the same time.

The council has carried out an audit of 40,000 households, asking about childcare needs, and the response showed that people wanted a combination of nursery and childcare provision in the same place.

But Glenise Borthwick, Educational Institute of Scotland local secretary, said teachers were concerned that the centres would not necessarily be run by members of their profession, and this would have implications for probationary teachers' supervision, among other things.
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