A PUBLIC consultation on pre-school education hours is to take place in Midlothian.
Midlothian Council is appealing to the public to get involved in the exercise as the Scottish Government plans changes through the Children and Young People Bill.
The changes are intended to improve early learning and childcare, making it more accessible and affordable for everyone.
As part of this, Midlothian Council is looking for local views on the proposed changes and has launched an online consultation.
The council’s survey process will include education staff meeting directly with service users and schools.
A paper survey will also be available in libraries and council offices.
Councillor Lisa Beattie, cabinet member for education, said: “This is an important consultation on pre-school education and we would like the views of parents, carers and teachers to help shape pre-school provision in the future.”
To take part in the consultation, which runs until November 30, visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/consultations.