PLÉ represents students and graduates of degree and post graduate degrees at Levels 7 through to Level 10. We aim to increase access to these degree programmes and we advocate for an increase in the numbers of graduates working in the early years sector by 2025. Consequently, it is envisioned that PLÉ will become the nationally recognised expert authority on the development of a graduate led early years sector in Ireland, and that the association will influence a progressive and internationally recognised Early Childhood Care and Education system.