Hungary has traditionally been committed to providing high-quality, child-centred early childhood education. The institutional system of early childhood education and care in Hungary is divided into two parts: nursery (ISCED 0.1) and kindergarten (ISCED 0.2). The Council Recommendation of 22 May 2019 on High-Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Systems (2019/C189/02) contains a quality framework whereby five key components have been identified: access to services, staff, curriculum, monitoring and evaluation, and governance and financing. The present study, which covers four dimensions, sheds light on the situation, recent measures, and expected challenges of some of the elements of this proposed quality framework in pre-school education in Hungary (ISCED 0.2). In Hungary, several elements defining pre-school education that represent quality have been subject to definitive regulation. These reinforce the preventative role of pre-school education and the associated responsibilities, while at the same time signalling challenges in making pre-school professions attractive and valued.