APPG event addresses sector challenges around 30 hours policy

CACHE Senior Subject Specialist Janet King recently attended the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) event on Childcare and Early Education in an effort to address the various challenges faced by the sector in relation to the 30 hours policy for early years providers.

Speaking to the workforce representatives in the room, Janet discussed how quality Early Years Education can impact on and influence the lives of young children, and how important it is to ensure that access to this provision is fair and equitable. The 30 hours free childcare policy as it stands at the moment simply is unable to deliver that; this is simply not acceptable and we must stand together to get this right for all children and their families.

From attending this event and others, CACHE hopes to use the views of practitioners and workforce representatives to shape the delivery of learning and services, helping to provide advice, support and forward momentum, enabling high quality ‘gold standard’ provision for young children and those that care for them.