Childcare qualifications U-turn: implications for the profession

Jess Brown
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In light of dwindling numbers of childcare staff enrolling on higher level training courses, the government has watered down qualification requirements for the sector. Early years groups explain what the changes will mean.

The government introduced the Early Year Educator in September 2014 in the hope that it would “raise the status of the profession”. Picture: Phil Adams
The government introduced the Early Year Educator in September 2014 in the hope that it would “raise the status of the profession”. Picture: Phil Adams

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