AQW 29794/17-22 – Standardising pre-school education session length

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 28471/17-22, AQW 28472/17-22, AQW 28473/17-22, AQW 28474/17-22 and AQW 28566/17-22, (i) when her Department will undertake a detailed scoping study to accurately assess standardising pre-school education session length; and (ii) for an implementation timeline.

Minister of Education: The timing and parameters of such a scoping study are still under consideration.

The study itself will help determine what a feasible implementation timeline would be and the additional Executive funding required.