This briefing is the third in a series providing a quick guide to early childhood education and care (ECEC). The first two papers considered how ECEC services can be structured, organised and delivered. This final paper looks at the key policy questions around ECEC including who it is really for, how available and accessible it is, and how it is funded. The briefing has been written by Dr David Dallimore from the School of History, Philosophy and Social 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.
Published: September 2019