More Nursery Care To Save Parents Cash

Working parents in Scotland could save up to £250 a year under plans to increase free nursery education. Fiona Hyslop, the education secretary, said that every three- and four-year-old will be entitled to an extra five weeks of free nursery education from August.

Parents who send children to state-run nurseries may already be given 12.5 hours a week for 38 weeks. The new plan will ensure parents who send their children to private nurseries will also benefit.