The proposals within 'More Great Childcare' are not based on research or prior consultation with the Early Years sector. The victory over the ratio issues, and the responses to the Government post publication of 'More Great Childcare' consultations have proved that the Government ideas need to be scrapped.
It is important that full appropriate consultation with everyone involved in the Early Years sector take place BEFORE any new proposals are published or implemented
The main areas that need consultation and changes to proposals include;
Dropping plans for childminder agencies
The retention of the role of Local Authorities in support and quality assurance
The early years specific qualifications
Our message is simple;
Government - STOP, LISTEN, CONSULT