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Building a brighter future: The Early Years and Childcare Plan

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Building a Brighter Future: Early Years and Childcare Plan Building a Brighter Future: Early Years and Childcare Plan Digital ISBN 978 0 7504 9634 6 © Crown copyright 2013 WG18394 Audience This plan is aimed at everyone who leads, commissions and delivers services for children and families from pregnancy up to age seven (the end of the Foundation Phase) in Wales. This includes midwives, health visitors, school nurses, childcare workers, play workers, teachers, teaching assistants, social workers, doctors, dentists, regional consortia, local authorities, local health boards (LHBs) and health trusts through to government and national partners. Overview This document defines what the Welsh Government means by the early years and sets outs the Welsh Government’s vision for the services and system that supports them. It builds on previous strategies such as the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services (2005) and Nurturing Children, Supporting Families, Welsh Government Policy Statement (2011). It brings together priorities, policies and programmes that impact on or influence children and their families in the early years and sets out plans for improvement from across the following Welsh Government Departments: Education and Skills; Communities and Tackling Poverty; Health and Social Services; Economy, Science and Transport; Housing and Regeneration; Local Government and Government Business; and Finance. The plan identifies the roles of partners in the improvement process and is underpinned by our commitment to children’s rights. Action None – for information only. required Further Enquiries about this document should be directed to: Information Early Years Team Department for Education and Skills and Department for Communities and Tackling Poverty Welsh Government Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3NQ e-mail: [email protected] Additional This document can be accessed from the Welsh Government’s c

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