Key Findings from the impact of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision have been released.

Swansea University and Children in Wales launched a survey at the end of 2020 to develop a better understand of the impact of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision. Over 439 Early Years practitioners, childcare workers, setting managers, childminders and teachers from across Wales shared their experiences of working during the pandemic; what changes have been made and their perceptions of the impact of these changes.

The findings are in the form of five Infographics: 

  • Key Findings; 
  • Viability of Provision; 
  • Covid-19 Regulations; 
  • Children’s Rights  
  • Impact on Staff

The infographics provide a first insight into the findings; further analysis is taking place which will provide a more holistic picture. If you would like to be contacted once the wider results are ready, please contact Louise O'Neill on