Number of new and refurbished nurseries by 2020: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01618
Date received: 11 June 2018
Date responded: 9 July 2018

Information requested

The number of new nurseries expected to be built and number of nurseries it is expected to be expanded or refurbished to support the expansion of early learning and childcare to 1140 hours in 2020.


The answer to your question is provided in the table below.

Please note that this information is based on local authority plans reflected in March submissions. Some local authorities are refining their capital plans following confirmation of their multi-year funding allocations on 1 May 2018, which may impact upon both the number and type of planned projects.

Category Number
New Build 138
Extension 206
Refurbished 409
Total 753

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