Open letter to First Minister candidates on ELC challenges

Date: 13 March 2023
Topic: Early Years News, Early Years Scotland News

Early Years Scotland has joined forces with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) and Care and Learning Alliance (CALA) to publish an open letter to the three candidates bidding to become Scotland’s next First Minister.

In the letter, the three organisations welcome the progress made in the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) over recent years, while drawing attention to a number of significant challenges the sector faces in ensuring its long-term success.

The letter says that urgent collective action is needed to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic on children and families, and on providers, and to tackle challenges around workforce issues and financial sustainability.

You can read the full letter here.