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I, and officials of the Department, held a number of meetings with interested parties in advance of the publication of our “More Great Childcare” report. This included discussions with representative bodies, providers, local authorities and academics to discuss our emerging proposals. Our report incorporates the Government's response to Professor Cathy Nutbrown's independent review of qualifications for the early education and child care workforce, and that itself was subject to extensive consultation and discussion with a very wide range of interested individuals and organisations.
We are committed to continuing to discuss our proposals further with all who have an interest in them. We have launched a public consultation on how early education and child care staff may be deployed in the future and this runs until