About the Early Years Policy Development Board
The Early Years Policy Development Board has been established to examine the provision of Early Years services from conception to aged five and to develop a shared strategic policy position across Early Years. This includes ensuring all children have the best start, proposals for Early Education and Care in Jersey and the delivery of an Early Help offer for children and families.
- Senator Tracey Vallois: Education Minister (chair)
- Deputy Jeremy Maçon: Assistant Education Minister
- Senator Sam Mezéc: Children’s Minister
- Deputy Louise Doublet: Gender Pay Gap Review Panel
The work of the board will be published throughout 2019 and 2020.
The Board will produce its findings and recommendations to the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers. Any reports or policies recommended by the Board, as well as other supporting pieces of work, will be published here.
Early Years Engagement Event
About the event
This was organised by the Early Years Policy Development Board (EYDB), bringing together Parents, professionals and providers of Early Years services.
The sessions were held to generate as much local insight as possible to help the Early Years Development Board develop future policy.
The invited audience worked together during the morning session to identify priorities for future policy development with two drop-in sessions for islanders during the afternoon and early evening.
Supporting papers from the event
Welcome presentation of Early Years Engagement Event
Minister of Education's opening speech
How the 'Open Space' event worked
Early Years Engagement Event images
Outputs of the event
Early Years Engagement Event discussion items and statements
Early Years Engagement Event Wordcloud
The Early Years Policy Development Board considered all the output from the engagement event to identify next steps and priority workstreams using this criteria.
After detailed deliberation at the workshop, the Board agreed a way forward which is outlined in the work plan below.
Proposed work plan 2019 - 2020
You can contact us by emailing the
chair or the
officer supporting the Early Years Policy Development Board, or you can write to the Early Years Policy Development Board, Strategic Policy, Performance and Population, 19-21 Broad Street, St. Helier, JE4 8QT.