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Nursery Education

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many three and four-year-old children in each local education authority area in Scotland are in (a) full-time and (b) part-time education in private nursery schools; and what percentage of the estimated three and four-year-old population in each local education authority area this represents for the last year for which figures are available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many three and four-year-old children in each local education authority in Scotland are in (a) full-time and (b) part-time nursery education, in nursery schools and nursery classes of primary schools, but excluding any children in reception classes in primary schools and any children in private schools; what percentage of the estimated three and four-year-old population in each local education authority area this represents; and what is the average hourly attendance, per week, of these children in (i) full-time, and (ii) part-time nursery education for the last year for which figures are available.

The provisional numbers of three and four-year-old pupils in education authority nursery schools and departments in September 1987 and these numbers expressed as percentages of the estimated numbers of three and four-year-olds in the population in mid 1986 are set out in the table.

Full-timePart-time
NumberPercentageNumberPercentage
Borders00·039016·5
Central90·12,48336·8
Dumfries and Galloway10·042712·2
Fife1842·14,00945·1
Grampian2582·02,42018·9
Highland50·161211·1
Lothian7694·57,19642·2
Strathclyde1,0881·816,46327·1
Tayside4715·01,87320·1
Orkney00·08317·0
Shetland00·011017·2
Western Isles00·000·0
Scotland2,7852·236,06628·0
Information on hourly attendance is not available.