This briefing is the second in a series providing a quick guide to early childhood education and care (ECEC). In the context of international evidence, it sets out to examine what quality ECEC looks like, how quality ECEC needs to be organised, and how this is reflected against current policy, provision and practice in Wales.

The briefing has been written by Dr David Dallimore from the School of Health Sciences at Bangor University under Senedd Research’s Academic Fellowship Scheme to support Assembly Members in their scrutiny of the provision of ECEC.

Senedd Research acknowledges the support of Bangor University that enabled Dr Dallimore to take part in this fellowship.