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Policy briefs

'Childcare' - Business or Profession? - March 2015 PDF document

Early years services need to be seen as providing a public service, not as private businesses, according to the latest Report, Policy Brief & Flyer from Start Strong. Read more

Policy Brief "The Double Dividend: Childcare that's affordable and high quality

The Double Dividend: Childcare that's affordable and high quality - June 2014 PDF document

Our latest policy brief looks at how we can achieve the "Double Dividend" of making childcare affordable and high quality. Read more

"Right from the Start" - November 2013 PDF document

Start Strong's Policy Brief "Right from the Start: Key Messages" and summary document, "Right from the Start: Recommendations of the Expert Advisory Group". Read more

Childminding - regulation and recognition - October 2012 PDF document

Start Strong's third Policy Brief focuses on childminding, calling for its regulation and recognition. Read more

Families: Children's first educators - August 2012 PDF document

Families: Children's first educators - the second of a series of Policy Briefs that will build towards our submission on the National Early Years Strategy - focuses on how Government policies can help families give their children a good start in life. Read more

Early Learning: Policies for Children's First 3 Years - May 2012 PDF document

Early Learning - the first of a series of Policy Briefs that will build towards our submission on the National Early Years Strategy - focuses on children's first 3 years - a neglected area of Government policy. Read more