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Children, Young People, Education and Skills

The Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department provides learning opportunities that begin at nursery and continue through statutory, further and higher education to adulthood
20 May 2022

Jersey Children’s Day 2022

The Government, in partnership with an independent survivors’ steering group, is asking children, young people and their families to share their views to help plan the first public event for Jersey Children’s Day this year.

17 May 2022

Fostering Fortnight celebrations continue

Activities to mark Foster Care Fortnight (9-22 May) are continuing this week

17 May 2022

Higher Education Grant Scheme uplift applied

​A 2.9% cost-of-living uplift will be applied to Higher Education maintenance grants, with effect from September 2022.

12 May 2022

Jersey’s foster carers recognised

Foster carers in Jersey will be publicly recognised for the dedication and quality of care that they offer this Saturday (14 May).

What we do

Our aim is to provide education that ensures opportunity and is equal for all. We provide learning opportunities beginning from nursery and continuing through statutory, further and higher education to adulthood.

We are responsible for children’s services and education, including higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in Jersey. This includes:

  • providing and monitoring an effective curriculum and teaching and learning for 3 to 19 year olds
  • professional development and training of all teaching staff
  • supporting and providing advice to head teachers
  • making educational provisions for the special needs of all children
  • providing careers advice
  • providing financial assistance for higher education courses
  • delivery of the Jersey’s youth service
  • registration of childcare settings
  • delivery of library services across Jersey
  • liaison with the trusts and voluntary organisations for the promotion of childcare
Education partnership is a social partnership agreement between the States of Jersey and the The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT).


Scott Wickenden

Assistant Minister
01534 875218

Trevor Pointon

Assistant Minister
01534 864224

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