Early Years and Childcare Provider Forum

The Early Years and Childcare Provider Forum meets regularly to debate and consult with childcare providers on a broad range of issues, including nursery education funding, staff training or government consultation papers.

The Forum works to the following principles:

  • Integrated high quality inclusive services for children aged 0 to 14 years
  • Safe environments for all children to play and learn
  • The provision of free nursery education for three and four year olds
  • Services that are accessible to all families
  • Services that support the professional development of all childcare workers

These principles uphold the outcomes framework of Every Child Matters: Change for Children, which are:

  • Stay Safe
  • Be Healthy
  • Enjoy and Achieve
  • Making a positive contribution
  • Economic Wellbeing

Provider forum minutes to download

May 2016

February 2016

October 2015

March 2015

October 2014

June 2014

February 2014

November 2013

July 2013

May 2013

February 2013

November 2012

September 2012

May 2012

March 2012

September 2011

June 2011

February 2011

November 2010

Updated: 21 June 2017