Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the Scottish Government’s additional £4.5million funding for vulnerable two-year-olds.
The SNP MSP says this will enhance early years care provision for these looked after children.
Commenting, Mr Stevenson said: “The SNP has prioritised investment in the early years of a child – which is why this new round of funding is greatly welcomed.
“It is a fact that getting it right from the beginning prevents problems from becoming crises and gives our children the best start in life.
“It is also extremely welcoming to see this funding is focused on two year olds who are looked after to improve their life chances.
“This investment is only the latest step in our work to helping expand the quality of early learning and childcare provision.
“The SNP Government has initiated a significant shift to preventative spend through the establishment of a £270m Early Years Change Fund over this parliamentary term.
“This continued investment will make a real difference for all of Scotland’s children and families.”