Quality Matters: Ensuring Children Are in Safe, Quality, Childcare Settings

20 June 2024 – Quality childcare is essential to keep children safe while their parents are working, boost child development outcomes, and build trust within the community to encourage use of childcare services. But just as there is considerable variation in childcare settings and the level of resources available, quality can look different across these settings and contexts. How can we ensure all children benefit from safe, quality, childcare provision while accounting for those contextual differences? And what are the minimum elements of quality, regardless of context? This is the first of two webinars which focused on the essential aspects of quality within childcare settings. During this webinar, we heard examples and emerging lessons from the World Bank’s Invest in Childcare Initiative on promoting quality childcare provision across different countries and contexts. We heard examples from childcare providers who are working to address these challenges to ensure childcare practitioners have the tools, resources, and support they need to provide high-quality care for children. And we highlighted country examples and innovative solutions.