ERIC Number: ED339451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Provision for Pre-School Children.
Scottish Education Department Statistical Bulletin, n15 Oct 1990
This bulletin, which is published jointly by the Scottish Education Department (SED) and the Social Work Services Group, gives information on the provision made for children aged 5 years or younger in education authority nursery schools and departments in Scotland. Additional data on local day nurseries, preschool playgroups, and childminding facilities are included. Data are presented in a series of tables. Tables 1-3 provide data on nursery school provision and pupil enrollment in Scotland as a whole between 1979 and 1990. Tables 4-8 present data on school provision and pupil enrollment by educational authority area. Data on day care services are provided in Tables 9-12, while Table 13 offers data on day care availability. The main points brought out by the tables include the following: (1) The number of nursery schools in Scotland is increasing; (2) The number of pupils in nursery schools increased by 33 percent between 1979 and 1990; (3) The pupil/teacher ratio was the same in 1979 and 1990; (4) Provision of nursery school varies considerably among education authority areas; and (5) The number of registered childminders tripled between 1980 and 1989. A list of bulletins published by the SED between 1988 and 1990 is included. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Foreign Countries, Full Day Half Day Schedules, National Surveys, Nursery Schools, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Ratio
Scottish Office Library, Office Publication Sales, New St. Andrew's House, Room 1/44, Edinburgh EH1 3GT, Scotland, United Kingdom (1.25 British Pounds).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Note: For an earlier bulletin, see ED 322 994.