The early years play a significant role in childhood as well as in shaping our futures. To ensure that all children aged 0 to 5 years have the best possible start in life, the Welsh Government have decided to place children’s well-being and development at the heart of early childhood play, learning and care in Wales.
As part of the early childhood play, learning and care in Wales approach, Welsh Government have published the following three resources:-
- A Quality Framework for Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care in Wales
- Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care in Wales: A Reflective Practice Toolkit
- Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care: Developmental Pathways for 0-3
These resources have been developed through co-construction by practitioners, for practitioners. It is expressed from the viewpoint of the practitioner, drawing on expertise from across the 0 to 5 early childhood play, learning and care sector.
The resources will support practitioners in childcare and play settings and schools provide quality early childhood play, learning and care. They will be in draft for a year to enable engagement and feedback on implementation in practice and areas identified for further amendment including any additional supporting materials.
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