The Scottish Government is looking for views from childcare providers about the current nursery milk scheme.
What is the nursery milk scheme?
The nursery milk scheme entitles children under five, in childcare for more than two hours per day, to receive 189ml (1/3 pint) of milk (infant formula and cow’s milk) free of charge.
The Department of Health currently delivers the scheme and reimburses childcare providers for the costs of supplying the milk.
What’s happening next?
Nursery milk is being devolved to Scotland as part of the devolution of welfare foods through the Provisions in the Scotland Act 2016. In devolving the scheme to Scotland the Scottish Government has an opportunity to do something different; that contributes to their wider ambitions for improving children’s health and tackling health inequalities.
Take the survey
The Scottish Government is asking what childcare providers think of the current nursery milk scheme and for any suggestions in relation to how this could work in Scotland.
The closing date for responses is 30 October 2017.