This guide can be used to ensure candidates (and the political parties they report back to) understand how vital early years education is and that early investment gives our children the best start in life.

Members are encouraged to issue this guide to their parents and wider stakeholders to ensure early years are front and centre of discussions on the doorsteps. This resource is part of NEU’s wider strategy to secure better pay, terms and conditions, and investment in your settings. We want to ensure that the next NI Assembly have a laser focus on early years, the sooner and earlier we invest in our children the better.

If you have any questions please contact our early years advisor, Danielle Black.

NEU Assembly Election Card.

We have identified 5 high priority asks that require political commitment in the coming mandate. We need early childhood services that are inclusive, inspiring and shared spaces that value diversity.