Independent research into the impact of the systematic synthetic phonics government policy on literacy courses at institutions delivering initial teacher education in England

In January 2020, Ofsted published a consultation document on the future inspection of initial teacher education institutions in England. The new policy was announced in June and will be implemented in...

Early Years Workforce Review: A Joint statement by Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram

Today sees the launch of the Early Years Workforce Review, a new report from the Sutton Trust and the Centre for Research in Early Childhood that reviews recent developments in early years policy and sets out...

Closing children’s centres is the very opposite of ‘levelling up’

What a time to announce it, just as evidence grows that children are under extreme stress as they return to school next week. Suffolk county council – with 50 out of 75 councillors Tory since time immemorial –...

Category - Early Years

Covid-19 Has Exposed Britain’s Childcare Crisis

Almost half of the women workers who have lost their jobs during Covid-19 cite lack of childcare as a factor. It’s time to recognise childcare as a public good – and make it available to everyone.
Read the full article on this link to Tribune

The stability of the early years workforce in England

Report looking at the national, regional and organisational barriers to stability in the early years workforce. The stability of the early years workforce in England Date: 5 Aug 2020 Author: Social Mobility Commission Commisioned by: Social Mobility...

Early years development

Nesta has published a blog discussing the role parents play in influencing early years development. The blog highlights Nesta’s work with family support organisations over the past five years that harness the power of parents and their communities...

Early years

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the provision of early years services for children in England setting out how starting school behind can undermine children’s life chances. Analysis of data on all children in...