On Monday, August 3rd on the National Eisteddfod field in Meifod there was a round table discussion on the early years workforce in the company of Sioned Williams (Care Council for Wales) and Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies (Chief Executive of Mudiad Meithrin). Dylan Iorwerth, the journalist, chaired the discussion.
Looking forward towards the event, Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies said,
“Visitors attending the Eisteddfod are aware of the importance of Mudiad Meithrin provisions such as our ‘cylchoedd meithrin’ and day nurseries. Without a professional workforce who are trained and qualified that can offer an appropriate service through the medium of Welsh, offering high quality early years care and education is impossible. We look forward therefore towards an important discussion on some of the challenges that face the early years workforce in the coming decade.”
Sioned Williams added:
“The early years workforce is the of paramount importance to ensure a first class child care in Wales, and also has a part to play in supporting economic growth through offering childcare so that parents are able me return to work. Wales has a vision for a skilled bilingual workforce, of a professional status. In this discussion there will be an opportunity to consider the necessary actions to achieve this ideal.”
The discussion was held at the Pabell Cymdeithasau 2 at 10.30am Monday, August 3rd on the National Eisteddfod field at Meifod.