WISERD researcher, Dr David Dallimore, from the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences at Bangor University has been awarded a Fellowship at the National Assembly for Wales. During 2019 he will be working with the Assembly Research Service to provide information about early childhood education and care (ECEC).
Policy in this area has developed considerably in recent years in response to the rise of women in the labour force, family poverty and international evidence of the developmental importance of the early years. Increasingly, there is interest in further expansion in Wales through creating a more integrated and universal system of ECEC, yet there is a lack of detailed evidence setting out what this could look like, how it might be achieved, and the implications of different approaches.
The Fellowship will produce a number of briefings to enable assembly members to contribute to discussions, scrutiny and debates in this areas with the benefit of clear, contemporary evidence.