The SNP Scottish Government is working hard to improve already high breastfeeding rates. After the UK-wide Infant Feeding survey was scrapped, the Scottish Government introduced the Scottish Infant Feeding Survey to continue monitoring levels of breastfeeding. Of babies born in 2016-17, 41 per cent were still being breastfed after six to eight weeks – the…
Scotland’s Baby Box aims to help tackle deprivation, improve health and support parents. We’re proud to introduce it in Scotland.
From the Baby Box to perinatal mental health, the SNP is supporting pregnant women and new parents.
We have passed a Child Poverty Bill to introduce income based child poverty targets.
In this parliament, the SNP’s most transformative infrastructure project will be a revolution in early years education and childcare. Free childcare has already been increased to 16 hours a week for all 3 and 4 year olds – up from 12.5 hours in 2007 – and extended to 2 year olds from low income households….
In government the SNP is taking forward the most significant expansion of childcare and early years education ever seen in Scotland – almost doubling free provision to 30 hours a week by 2020. The 2018-19 budget allocates almost a quarter of a billion of new investment in the workforce and infrastructure necessary for this expansion….