For more than a decade, the ECD sector has called for legislative reform and the development of an enabling legal framework. There was a sense of optimism when the Bill was tabled before parliament in August last year. The hope was that the amendments would ease the legislative roadblocks. Instead, the Bill’s proposed changes did little to address the most severe issues affecting the provision of early childhood development.


Co-authored by Rubeena Parker, Nurina Ally and Tess Peacock