Here you will find links to media coverage of the Give Them Time campaign.
19 February 2020
15 January 2020
4 January 2020
The Press and Journal: Another year of nursery funding now available for all deferred entry pre-schoolers
6 December 2019
28 November 2019
13 November 2019
6 November 2019
One year ago today the Give Them Time campaign was officially launched. We’ve made progress but this article about us in the Ferret today highlights the persisting inequities and that our battle continues. #thrivenotcope #givethemtime
6 November 2019
Shetland Islands MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat’s Education Spokesperson, Beatrice Wishart, says “Parents know what is right for their child. Acting on that should not come with a bill.”
2 October 2019
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement to bring forward legislation to ensure all children deferring their school start are automatically entitled to an additional year of nursery funding, the campaign is featured in an article with Common Space focusing on deferral.
27 June 2019
In an blog for Reform Scotland the campaign’s spokesperson Patricia Anderson reflects on the progress that has been made over the last year.
22 May 2019
Scottish Labour’s education spokesperson Iain Gray referenced the campaign whilst questioning the Scottish Government about the disparities in access to funding for parents choosing to defer their children.
Mr Gray highlighted the “national policy contradiction” between parents’s legal right to defer their children and also their entitlement to funded childcare for three and four-year-old children.
29 April 2019
Give Them Time’s Patricia Anderson argues that all parents should have the freedom to defer their four-year-old’s school start in this article.
2 April 2019
Ahead of an upcoming Scottish Parliament debate regarding deferral funding, the campaign was featured in this article on the BBC News website.
2 April 2019
The campaign was featured on BBC Scotland’s news and current affairs programme The Nine at around 33 minutes in.
4 March 2019
This article compares the differences in application processes for discretionary deferral funding and average approval rates between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
22 February 2019
The campaign was featured on STV News following a motion being lodged in the Scottish Parliament in support of its aims. You can watch the footage here.
15 January 2019
Patricia Anderson from the Give Them Time campaign in conversation with David Noble of Radio Edutalk.
28 December 2018
Patricia Anderson from the Give Them Time campaign discussed the deferral process on Mornings with Callum McDonald on BBC Radio Scotland.
6 November 2018
Our campaign launch was featured in the Herald. The article also links to an analysis piece by Professor John McKendrick of Glasgow Caledonian University.