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Early Years and Childcare Services work towards the government's Every Child Matters 5 outcomes Agenda. The Every Child Matters aims are for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:

  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • enjoy and achieve
  • make a positive contribution
  • achieve economic well-being.

The government's Ten Year Strategy for Childcare, Choice for Parents, the Best Start for Children, set out key themes which we work towards by striving to provide childcare that has:

  • Choice and flexibility - parents to have greater choice about balancing work and family life
  • Availability - for all families with children aged up to 14 who need it, an affordable, flexible, high quality childcare place that meets their circumstances
  • Quality - high-quality provision with a highly skilled childcare and early years workforce, among the best in the world
  • Affordability - families to be able to afford flexible, high-quality childcare that is appropriate for their needs.

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