Launch date: 31/05/2007
Review status: Report published
What is the review about?
The proposed free early education for ages 3 to 4.
Terms of reference
To consider what is required for the effective delivery of early years education and care, with particular regard to the needs of the following:
The providers of care and education
To consider the stated aims of the Minister for Education, Sport and Culture in providing all 3 to 4 year olds with 20 hours of early years education for 38 weeks a year, with particular reference to the following:
Cost and resource implications
Equity of access
Potential impact of partnerships between the public and private sectors
Expectations and requirements of parents who wish to work
To consider how the Department of Education, Sport and Culture’s work on the provision of education and childcare for 3 to 4 year olds will fit within an overall, integrated strategy for 0 to 4 year olds
To examine any further issues relating to the topic that may arise in the course of the Scrutiny Review and which the Panel considers relevant
Call for evidence