Briefing: DfE Early Years Workforce Strategy

Policy product type
CSN briefing
Published date
April 13, 2017
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • Early Years Educators
  • Early Years Staff improvement
  • Level 3 entry to early years work
Children's services and education, Health, public health, adult social care, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
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The DfE has published an Early Years Workforce Strategy to support the delivery of good quality early years provision for all children from birth to five years including the extension of ‘free’ childcare to 30 hours a week for children of working parents. A number of actions are proposed to promote entry into the workforce and improve training opportunities of existing workers.

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