Budget sets out £4.85 billion investment in Education and Skills. A range of measures to help children, parents and carers with costs around school have been set out in the Scottish Government’s budget. These include expansion of free school meals in primary schools, holiday food provision and investment to ensureRead More →

Parents bring women’s football names home  90s revival see retro names soar  Love Island contestants make their mark on the charts  Small screen influences range from Derry Girls to kids’ TV  Girls get their A game on    BabyCentre has unveiled the top 100 baby boys’ and girls’ names ofRead More →

Families of an estimated 145,000 children are set to benefit from extra financial support this winter, following the announcement of the doubling of December Bridging Payments. The move is backed by the Scottish Government with an investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extensionRead More →

Members of the Scottish National Party (SNP) have backed a motion to increase the age of children starting school to six years old. The motion was passed “overwhelmingly” at the party conference this week, where the party’s policy convenor, Tony Guigliano, also proposed introducing a “statutory play-based kindergarten stage forRead More →

It has been announced by the Scottish Government that it is investing £1 million to fund school-age childcare. The announcement was made as part of a national mission to tackle child poverty. The Scottish Government is investing £1 million to expand services in parts of Dundee, Glasgow, Clackmannanshire and Inverclyde,Read More →

Thousands of school pupils from across Scotland have taken part in a National School Assembly to mark the end of Climate Week. They discussed the action young people are already taking to build a sustainable future and what pupils have learnt about climate change, including what measures they can takeRead More →