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.
Around 200,000 Scottish households to be insulated
Around 200,000 households across 19 local Scottish authorities are to be offered loft and cavity wall insulation to help lower fuel bills and prepare for winter.
Low-income households will be offered free insulation, with higher-income households receiving a discounted deal. The package of measures will help households save ￡50 a year on average on fuel bills, and significantly cut carbon emissions in the home.
Backed by ￡15m of Scottish Government funding, the scheme will create and sustain employment opportunities for energy advisors, insulation manufacturers and installers.
A third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home is through the walls and typically, a quarter of the heat in an uninsulated home is lost through the roof. Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years.
Housing and Communities Minister Alex Neil said: "Offering householders a means to keep the heat in is a great way to help families, the elderly and others to save money."
"If we have a winter like last winter this will be more important than ever. And it's fantastic to see Scottish manufacturers using innovative methods to produce eco-friendly insulation materials."