Grants available to buy winter clothes

Nurseries and Early Learning Childcare (ELC) settings throughout the Highlands and Islands are being urged to apply for Scottish Government funding to help children take part in outdoor learning and development whatever the weather.

Monday, 11th January 2021, 12:11 pm
Highland and Islands list MSP Maree Todd

The Scottish Government is committing £1m of funding to nurseries and other education centres to buy children warm winter clothes, so they can enjoy playing outside.

It comes as nurseries and other settings are encouraged to take learning outdoors to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Highlands and Islands list MSP Maree Todd said: “Outdoor play is an incredibly important aspect of any child’s learning and development, so it is extremely important we can maintain that during the current pandemic.

“No child should go without winter clothing when it gets colder and that is why the Scottish Government is plugging the gap for parents and ELC settings that are unable to provide clothing.

“I would urge all nurseries and ELC centres to apply for their share of the £1m funding to ensure no child goes without an extremely important stage of their learning.”