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These grants provide financial support to help tackle the effects of poverty on attainment.
This draft plan outlines our goals for the early years, childcare and play workforce and sets out how we propose to support this agenda.
This consultation sets out the draft framework which will be used to help us understand the extent to which our policies and programmes are making an impact.
Flying Start is part of our early years programme for families with children under 4 years of age living in disadvantaged areas of Wales.
We are committed to making the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) a reality for all children and young people in Wales.
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The early years in Wales is defined as the period of life from pre-birth to the end of Foundation Phase or 0 to 7 years of age.

It is a critical part of childhood; a time children should be able to enjoy, when they grow, develop, play and learn in a safe and nurturing environment.

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