FYFP Campaign – Prioritising Professionalisation of Early Childhood EDUCATION AND CARE STAFF

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for children under six years of age play a fundamental role in laying strong foundations for lifelong learning and wellbeing, especially in the first three years of life. Quality ECEC services can make an extraordinary difference in children’s lives, especially for the most disadvantaged. Research indicates that children from vulnerable groups derive even greater benefit from high-quality ECEC than their peers from more advantaged families.

First Years First Priority Campaign recommends: 

  • Promote the societal value of ECEC services and ECEC profession
  • Establish a minimum standard of qualification accompanied by opportunities for career development for ECEC staff working with children under three years of age
  • Track data on ECEC staff qualifications and define targets for the levels of qualification of ECEC staff working in ECEC services, especially those working with children under three years of age
  • Define aligned competence profiles across different categories of ECEC staff to ensure high-quality service provision
  • Implement policies and mechanisms that bring more diversity in the ECEC workforce (gender, cultural background, etc.)
  • Increase investments for improving the ECEC staff working conditions (child-adult ratio, child-free time, renumeration, working environment)

Please wait while flipbook is loading. For more related info, FAQs and issues please refer to DearFlip WordPress Flipbook Plugin Help documentation.

    Etiam magna arcu, ullamcorper ut pulvinar et, ornare sit amet ligula. Aliquam vitae bibendum lorem. Cras id dui lectus. Pellentesque nec felis tristique urna lacinia sollicitudin ac ac ex. Maecenas mattis faucibus condimentum. Curabitur imperdiet felis at est posuere bibendum. Sed quis nulla tellus.


    63739 street lorem ipsum City, Country


    +12 (0) 345 678 9