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Nicola Sturgeon announces free childcare plan for lowest income families across Scotland

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Scotland are given free access to childcare. Under the First Minister 's plans school age kids will have childcare paid for before and after and over the holidays.

It comes as the SNP leader is set to unveil her Programme for Government to the Scottish Parliament later today. Speaking ahead of the announcement Sturgeon said the childcare commitment will remove the costs for parents and carers as they enter work, training or study.The announcement is part of the government's new vision for health and social care services across the country.The Programme for Government announcement comes after a power-sharing deal was struck with the Scottish Greens, giving that party two junior ministers in the government.Speaking at Indigo out of school.

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