PARENTS from a nursery attached to Scotland's national deaf school have won their fight to access funded places under the Scottish Government's childcare policy.

West Lothian Council had decided to drop the pre-school centre at Donaldson's School, in Linlithgow, from its list of partnership nurseries, meaning families could no longer take part in the national part-time free nursery places scheme.

Campaigners called for a review arguing the decision penalised working families because council nurseries were unable to provide the same flexible services.

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The council has now reversed its decision "following the receipt of additional information" while another private nursery in the area, called Oakwell, has also been granted funded places. A parent from Donaldson's said: "We're absolutely delighted the council was willing to look at the matter."