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Early Years Policy Development Board

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. 

Board members

  • 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.

​Meeting
​Agenda
​Minutes
​Supporting papers
​Inception meeting October 2018
​Agreed the Board's terms of reference and invitees

Policy Development Board, Early Years Terms of Reference
​Meeting November 2018
​To consider approach and priorities

Early years policy development board presentation

​Meeting 1

8 April 2019

​To consider Early Years Insights
Early Years Policy Development Board Meeting Minutes Monday 8 April 2019Early Years Policy Development Board presentation

Early Years Policy Development Board outputs

​Meeting 2

24 June 2019

​To consider presentations regarding child allowances within the personal tax system, the use of Jersey Premium in the Early Years and Welsh Government’s journey in developing Early Years Policy.
Early Years Policy Development Board Meeting Minutes Monday 24 June 2019

​Tax Policy Presentation

Jersey Premium Presentation

Welsh Government Building a brighter future Plan

​Meeting 3


​To consider presentations from: regarding the role of Health Visitors in the Early Years and the work the organisation carries out with children and families and an overview of the Income Support system and the components that relate to children and families.

Family Nursing and Home Care presentation

Child and Family Services presentation

Department of Health - Healthy child programme

​Institute of Health Visiting - Improving outcomes for children presentation

Income support for families presentation

Board findings

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

Priorisation workshop

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

Contact us

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.

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