Information and support

Through our work, Early Years Wales seeks to support our members to encourage discussion about early years services.

Our Work

We keep our members updated on all areas of Early Years. This includes changes to legal requirements, sustainability of businesses, we provide targeted one to one support, news about the early years sector and signpost to qualifications and training opportunities. We improve quality through dedicated Foundation Phase support, Welsh Language support and promotion of our Quality for All (QfA) quality assurance scheme and develop publications and resources for further support.

We recognise that many early years providers operate in a diverse range of environments which can be  challenging; such as rural communities, areas of disadvantage, a mixed economy of funding e.g. Flying Start, Early Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds plus fees from parents and, where applicable, the Childcare Offer.

These factors can threaten and challenge sustainability as can local and national initiatives. Our aim is to inform and support and signpost so that issues can be addressed and capacity be maintained.

To read about our work and achievements in full, follow the links below. 

Further Reading

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Foundation Learning

The Foundation Phase is the statutory curriculum for all 3 to 7 year olds in Wales.
Foundation Learning

Central Support

When you join Early Years Wales you automatically have access to over 244 years of Early Years expertise!
Central Support super heroes

Quality for All

Quality for All (QfA) is Early Years Wales’ childcare quality assurance scheme.

QFA

Cwlwm

Cwlwm supports the Welsh Government to ensure that families across Wales can access affordable, quality childcare.
Cwlwm

Welsh language support

‘The Welsh language is one of the treasures of Wales. It is part of what defines us as people and as a nation.’
Welsh language support

Care Inspectorate Wales

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) are the independent regulator of social care and childcare in Wales.
CIW

Get in touch

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Regional offices

Wherever you are located, Early Years Wales aims to have an office near you. If you require our support, feel free to give us a call where we can discuss your query or arrange for one of our support staff to meet with you.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)