BCFE Childcare students and #ValueEarlyYears campaign
Childcare students and the course coordinator joined the National Day of Virtual Action Friday 5th February (see left), to “Wear Red” and post on social media in support of the #ValueEarlyYears and “Big Start” campaigns of the Childcare sector. This is the second year of action to support better recognition, pay, and conditions for staff of the Childcare sector (which in turn means better conditions for the children in their care). It started last year along with SIPTU and Early when 30,000 childcare workers, managers, and families marched to the Dail (first image, below). This year’s action is online (see images second and third below) due to Covid restrictions. The Covid pandemic has also shown how important Early Years care is, both for the children, their families, and our whole society. Ballyfermot Childcare students and staff support the #ValueEarlyYears day.