Nurturing skills aims to support and strengthen the ongoing process of professionalisation for the workforce in early years and school age childcare. Nurturing skills sets out a vision of ‘A well-qualified, skilled, diverse and valued professional workforce’.
Nurturing Skills: The Workforce Plan for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC), 2022-2028 From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
In 2019, First 5, the whole-of-Government strategy for babies, young children and their families, set out a vision for early learning and care (ELC) and other policies for young children throughout 2019-2028.
It included a number of targets related to the workforce for ELC and school-age childcare (SAC), including the development of a new Workforce Plan for ELC and SAC, including childminders.