This subject profile provides an introduction to services for pre-school children. It updates and expands SB 06/83 published in October 2006. Early Years refers to pre-school education, child health, children’s social work and childcare. This briefing focuses on 0 to 5 years and so does not cover ante-natal, school services or childcare for school age children except where these are also provided to pre-five children.
Read SPICe briefing: SB 11-51 Early Years - Subject Profile (740KB pdf)
Published: 29 June 2011