The change in law is on the way but we don’t want it to be phased in – we want it to be effective across the country immediately. Please help us to push for this by editing and sending the message below to your MSPs today (or feel free to write your own message).

You can find out who your 8 MSPs are by entering your postcode here: https://www.writetothem.com

You can email all 8 of them via the Writetothem website above or to send them from your personal email account then their email addresses all follow the same format: firstname.surname.msp@parliament.scot.

Thank you in advance.


Dear Mr/Ms ???,

My address is ???

As one of your constituents, I am writing to ask you to urge the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd, to ensure that the change in law she has committed to making before the end of this parliamentary term for continued nursery funding for any child legally deferring their primary one start becomes effective immediately as soon as it is passed.

Members of the Give Them Time campaign met with civil servants from the Scottish Government’s Early Learning and Childcare department on 2/10/20 who updated them that discussions with CoSLA about the implementation of this law change were ongoing and involved consideration of a phased approach to delivery. Such a potential delay to a national rollout is not good enough as many families will not be able to afford a further year of nursery funding and should not be subject to the current postcode lottery in terms of whether they are likely to obtain this funding from their local authority or not.

My own experience is that ???

This is an issue which is very important to me and I would therefore be very grateful if you could write to the Minister or ask a question in parliament or at the relevant committee to urge her to make the legislation effective immediately as soon as it is passed. I would appreciate it if you could you this as soon as possible as members of the Give Them Time campaign are meeting with the Minister on 3rd Dec 2020.

Kind regards,