Sector

We believe a united sector is a strong sector. That’s why we work in partnership with other early years organisations, and the government, to make sure your concerns are represented in the most powerful way at the highest level.

Campaigns enable us to join together with sector partners to influence change and make a real difference. 

Working with government

We regularly work directly with government ministers and officials to inform their work on important issues, such as early years qualifications, managing infections in settings and the free entitlement scheme.

We are a member of the Department for Education’s (DfE's) strategic partner group, which helps influence the development of early years policy.

Our campaigns 

Fair Future Funding Campaign

We are calling for the government to introduce a mechanism to ensure funding properly covers the cost of delivering the 30 hours 'free' childcare places from September 2017. Join thousands of practitioners and sign up as a campaign supporter today! Parents can sign up here!

Inspiring a Future in Childcare

We are supporting the Inspiring a Future in Childcare campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the number of opportunities for employment in the childcare industry and encourage more people, especially young people, into the early years sector.

Early Years Agenda

Our Early Years Agenda campaign calls on the Department for Education (DfE) to take a child-focused, evidence-based approach to early years policy. To support this campaign, we produced the Early Years Agenda manifesto, which outlines our key calls to government. The manifesto has been endorsed by several sector organisations and experts, including Pacey, TACTYC and Early Education.

Better without Baseline

We are part of the cross-sector Better without Baseline campaign. We are calling for baseline assessments(tests for children carried out at the beginning of reception) to be scrapped. We believe that they will create a stressful environment for children, and cause children to be incorrectly labelled as failing.

Summer-Born Campaign

We support the Summer-Born Campaign, which is calling on government to allow parents of summer-born children to delay their child’s entry into reception.

What else should we campaign about?

We are committed to standing up to government and speaking out on behalf of you and the sector when needed. But to be an effective voice of the early years sector we need to hear from you. Contact us and let us know how else we can support you. Email feedback@pre-school.org.uk