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Transcript: Transcript for 02/10/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Note No. Item

(09.30 - 10.30)


Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Wales - briefing session

Dr David Dallimore, Research Officer - Honorary Research Associate (School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences), Bangor University



1.1 Members received a presentation from Dr David Dallimore.




Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


2.1 The Chair welcomed Members. There were no apologies.


(11.00 - 12.15)


Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Wales - Evidence session

Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Jo-anne Daniels, Director, Children and Tackling Poverty – Welsh Government

Nicola Edwards, Deputy Director, Childcare, Play and Early Years Division – Welsh Government


Supporting documents:


3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Deputy Minister. She agreed to provide a note on:


·         the number of children who are accessing the childcare offer through the medium of Welsh only;

·         how the cost of HMRC administering the childcare offer compares with the cost of local authorities administering it;

·         rates of take up of Flying Start childcare offers, following the completion of annual review meetings in November 2019.







Paper to note


4.1 The paper was noted.



Letter from the Welsh Local Government Association - Childcare Funding (Wales) Act 2019

Supporting documents:


Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting


5.1 The motion was agreed.


(12.15 - 12.25)


Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Wales - consideration of the evidence


6.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the session.

6.2 Members agreed to write to the Deputy Minister on some specific issues..


(12.25 - 12.35)


Inquiry into Children's Rights in Wales - briefing for engagement activity


7.1 The Committee was briefed on arrangements for the engagement event on 10 October.



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