Commenting on the appointment, Neil Leitch, Early Years Alliance chief executive, said:
“We welcome Will Quince to his new position as children and families minister and congratulate him on his new role.
“There is no doubt that Mr Quince takes up this position at a particularly difficult time for the early years sector, with the ongoing funding crisis, sustained recruitment and retention challenges, and of course, the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“With the Spending Review just weeks away, it's evident that the Department for Education must do much more to make a clear, convincing argument to the Treasury about the need for greater investment into the early years - and as children and families minister, it is now the responsibility of Mr Quince to lead on this work.
“As such, we look forward to working closely with him to ensure that the views, needs and concerns of providers are represented at the highest level, and that our sector finally gets the respect, recognition and support it both needs and deserves.”