|Childcare policies and programmes, which are child centred, rights based, universally available and accessible, and that are in the best interests of children.
The NVCC believes that childcare and early education policies and programmes must be driven by a philosophy that is child centred and rights based. We are passionately committed, to the right of every child to positive and life enhancing experiences, to building a society which values the uniqueness of every child and to policies and services which prioritise children’s developmental needs, wellbeing and learning.
NVCC priorities are:
- Implementation of the National Strategic Plan 2011-2013.
- Extension of the free pre-school year to two years for all children in high quality, appropriate and regulated settings prior to primary school entry.
- To promote services that are responsive to the needs of their communities.
- The promotion of diverse services – from home based childminding services to sessional, full day care services and out of school services that are inclusive of all children.