Partou partners with NPELC to champion high-quality childcare

May 23rd, 2024

We are proud to announce that Partou have joined forces with nine of the nation's leading childcare providers to improve the quality and sustainability of the early years sector across England.

Who Are NPELC?

The National Partnership in Early Learning and Childcare (NPELC) is an organisation that has been recently formed by ten of England’s leading childcare providers.

Collectively caring for over 160,00 children and employing over 38,000 professionals across more than 1,300 settings, the organisation recognises its immense responsibility to ensuring the future well-being of young children.

As such, it is united in the belief that all decisions made by, or on behalf of, the childcare sector should start with what is best for the children it serves.

NPELC’s key aims

The core aim of NPELC is to provide secure foundations through early learning and childcare that lead to better life chances for children and work choices for parents whilst contributing to improved economic prosperity.

To achieve this, the organisation has proposed a series of initiatives, including:

  • Establishing a body to set standards and support training to ensure a high standard of early childhood education across the country.
  • Streamlining progression routes and qualifications to facilitate career development.
  • Adding early years practitioners to the Skilled Worker Visa shortage list to attract skilled professionals to England’s childcare sector.
  • Standardising Local Authority Funding to reduce inconsistencies and administrative burdens.
  • Embedding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) training in early years qualification routes and improving resources for children with special needs.

As a major collective voice that’s aligned on a core purpose, NPELC is dedicated to sharing years of experience and evidenced-based data from the childcare sector with policy makers to help formulate an early years strategy for the long-term.

I am extremely proud that Partou can contribute towards the positive changes that NPELC are implementing throughout the childcare sector. The group’s purpose closely aligns with that of our own as we strive to provide a children-first approach in everything we do.

Samantha Rhodes, Managing Director at Partou and the group’s representative at NPELC

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