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Nurturing Skills


Nurturing Skills

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’.

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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.