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Developing high quality early years leaders is central to workforce development and improving outcomes for children and young people.
More great childcare, published in January 2013, sets out the plan of action for how the government will achieve its vision of a dynamic childcare market, delivering high quality early education. The report includes the government’s response to Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s independent review Foundations for quality.
Early years teachers will be introduced to build upon the strengths of the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) programme.
The government wants to move decisively away from the idea that teaching young children is less important or inferior to teaching school age children. We want more high quality graduates to work in the early years sector.
Early years teachers will be specialists in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to 5. They will meet the same entry requirements and pass the same skills test as trainee primary school teachers.
Existing early years professionals will be seen as the equivalent of early years teachers. To find out more about becoming an early years teacher and to apply for a place in September 2013 please contact your local training provider.
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One of the government's key priorities is to raise the status and quality of the workforce. The plan of action laid out in 'More great childcare' to achieve this includes the introduction of early years teachers from September 2013, building on the strengths of the Early Years Professional Status programme.
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More great childcare, published on 29 January 2013 sets out the plan of action for how the government will achieve its vision of a dynamic childcare market, delivering high quality early education. The report incorporates the government’s response to Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s independent review, 'Foundations for quality'.
Professor Cathy Nutbrown was commissioned by government to lead an independent review to consider how best to strengthen qualifications and career pathways in the foundation years.
We welcome trainees with different backgrounds, levels of experience and qualifications and new graduates as well as those already working in the early years sector.
Committed and talented people who want to work with young children will be able to train to teach with Teach First, the government has announced.