The Early Years sector is in crisis. Pay is low, fees are high and many services are struggling with sustainability.
With Election 2020 we have an opportunity to make Early Years a priority for all political parties and politicians.
You can help make this happen by asking these questions when you candidates call.
QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
- Do you support a Living Wage for Early Years educators in 2020 as a first step towards professional pay scales, and will you fund it?
- Will you support increased funding for Early Years from the current 0.2% of GDP to the EU average of 0.8%?
- What steps will your party take to establish a streamlined inspection process with a graded compliance system?
- Do you support a streamlined inspection process?