A report summarising the key discussions at the inaugural 5 Nations Annual Early Years Summit held in Glasgow last Autumn has now been published.
Early Years Scotland (EYS) had the honour of hosting the first summit, which brought together leading voices from the sector from across the UK and Ireland.
In large part to the devolution of powers across the nations of the UK, and Ireland's status as an independent nation state, each of the five countries represented at the summit operates within the remit of its own individual policy, guidance and curricula to shape its early childhood education and care agenda, which results in commonalities as well as major differences in provision across the nations.
Despite the close borders, until now, there has been little attempt to compile a picture of common challenges, dilemmas and areas of concern across the UK and Ireland. Similarly, the strengths of each nation are largely protected by home nations. In order to meet the best interests of the UK and Ireland’s youngest citizens, there was a desire, and continues to be, for more collaborative working across borders.
You can download a copy of the report here
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