Through our work, Early Years Wales seeks to support our members to encourage discussion about early years services, keep them updated of changes to legal requirements, sustainability of their businesses, providing targeted one to one support, news about the early years sector, signposting to qualifications and training opportunities, improving quality through dedicated Foundation Phase support, Welsh Language support and promotion of our Quality for All (QfA) quality assurance scheme and the development of support publications and resources.
We recognise that many early years providers operate in a diverse range of environments which can be challenging; such as rural communities, areas of disadvantage, a mixed economy of funding e.g. Flying Start, Early Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds plus fees from parents and, where applicable, the Childcare Offer. These factors can threaten and challenge sustainability as can local and national initiatives. Our aim is to inform and support and signpost so that issues can be addressed and capacity be maintained.
To read about our work and achievements in full you can download our 2018 Annual Report here