The Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd MSP visited Borders College to give an update on the Scottish Government’s policy on funded childcare places.
Ms Todd spoke with staff and students studying on a variety of childcare-related courses at the College from full time HNC, PDA and NC courses to those employed and studying at SVQ levels 6, 7 and 9.
During the visit the Minister was able to observe students carrying out practical activities, which involved pupils from St Peter’s Primary School in Galashiels. They also took part in outdoor play activities, which are all part of the student learning experience. The students participated in a question and answer session, led by the Minister, which outlined the Scottish Government’s vision for the sector.