Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Glasgow to consider free school meals for P4 students
Approximately 6,000 children in Glasgow could benefit from a plan by Glasgow City Council to provide free school dinners for all children in Primary 4.
Believed to be the first time a Scottish council has looked at significantly extending automatic entitlement to free meals, the proposal, to be discussed by the council in its budget plans, follows a pilot scheme by North Lanarkshire Council to provide free meals for all eligible children 365 days a year.
Since 2015, children in primaries 1, 2 and 3 have been entitled to a free meal. Glasgow does not currently plan to copy North Lanarkshire's initiative but is looking at providing meals during school holidays for those from low-income families to help ensure there is no stigma and can help a child's health and education.