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Overhaul of early years qualifications

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The government is reforming the qualifications of childcare practitioners through the introduction of early years educators and early years teachers. Sue Learner examines what the changes will mean in practice.

Skills for the new curriculum

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework comes into force in September. Sue Learner examines the skills that practitioners require to deliver the new curriculum and what training is available

Would a licence to practise raise the bar?

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Professor Cathy Nutbrown's interim report of early education and childcare qualifications states that despite unwavering evidence that good quality provision is vital for young children's development, the work of the early years sector is "widely seen as low status, low paid and low skilled".

CWDC issues warning to government ahead of closure

  • Friday, March 23, 2012
The Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) has warned the government not to lose sight of strong partnerships and professional development in the early years and social care sectors ahead of its closure at the end of the month.

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