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First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has today welcomed the Wales Bill receiving Royal Assent.
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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The Play Learn Grow website has now been archived.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.