Down To The Grassroots - National EYN

Anne Wiltsher
Wednesday, July 5, 2000

The National Early Years Network has its roots well and truly in the voluntary sector. Originally called the Voluntary Organisations Liaison Council for Under Fives (VOLCUF), it was set up in 1978 by Lady Plowden, well known for her report on primary education in the 1960s and as chairman of the Independent Broadcasting Authority. It wasn't until 1995 that VOLCUF changed its name to the National Early Years Network, and Lady Plowden is its Life President.

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