The Knowledge Exchange Directorate continues to develop Early Years' advocacy and focus on building public awareness of the importance of early years through grass roots organising and utilising the local branch structure building on the work of the organisation over the past 50 years. The Early Years membership and 15 local branch network has over that period been an enormous asset and strength in terms of our advocacy role.

While there is all party support for the need to invest early to achieve greater returns, Early Years emphasises that in order to achieve improved outcomes for young children, there needs to be robust investment in programmes that work.

Early Years believes that major investment in our young children is critical to ensure the educational, social, emotional and cognitive development of our future generations.

For additional information on Early Years' policy please contact:

Noel McAllister
Policy Officer

T: +44 (0)28 90 662825
F: +44 (0)28 9038 1270
E: noelm@early-years.org

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