Cross Compliance Proposals for 2015 »The new arrangements will ensure that farmers continue to generate high quality food whilst protecting Wales’ valued resources and spectacular natural landscape.Learn more »
Welsh Tax Powers - Purpose, Principles and Priorities published
The Finance Minister publishes a Welsh Government Treasury paper setting out its purpose, principles and priorities for the taxes to be devolved.
- Welsh poultry owners urged to be vigilant to avian influenza
- £500m of innovative new investment for next phase of 21st Century Schools
- Welsh Tax Powers - Purpose, Principles and Priorities published
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- Regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Liver disease delivery plan
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Draft Designing Gypsy and Traveller Sites in Wales guidance
- Draft Managing Gypsy and Traveller Sites in Wales guidance
- Draft Undertaking Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments guidance
Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Draft Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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The support and stimulation children receive in their early years fundamentally affects their abilities and potential throughout life.
The early years, which in Wales is defined as the period of life from pre-birth to the end of Foundation Phase or 0 to 7 years of age, is a critical part of childhood; a time children should be able to enjoy, when they grow, develop, play and learn in a safe and nurturing environment.
Many factors influence a child’s life chances and progress in the early years. There are long lasting and positive effects from early years programmes. This is recognised in Building a Brighter Future: Early Years and Childcare Plan.
The key themes in the Plan are:
- children’s health and well-being
- supporting families and parents
- high-quality early education and childcare
- effective primary education
- raising standards.
The Plan sets out the direction of travel for the next 10 years and brings coherence across different policies and programmes impacting on and influencing children and families in the early years.
The Play Learn Grow website has now been archived. For current information and employment opportunities in the early years sector, please visit your local authority website, CSSIW (external link) or Careers Wales (external link).
If you need further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.