A draft plan for the Childcare, Play and Early Years sector setting out our proposed 10-year strategic ambition for this workforce was consulted upon in 2014. Since the consultation, there have been a number of significant policy developments relating to this sector, including the development of a new suite of qualifications for childcare and play and the Government’s commitment to an enhanced government funded childcare provision for working parents of 3-4 year olds. Further work has been undertaken to assess the impact of these policy developments to ensure they strategically align with the aspirations of this plan. This final plan sets out the direction of travel for the Childcare, Play and Early Years workforce over the next 10 years. However, its focus is on actions taking place within the first 3 years and aligned to the Welsh Government’s National Strategy – Prosperity for All.