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GCSEs U-turn praised, but questions remain

The sector has welcomed the early years minister Caroline Dinenage’s decision to reinstate functional skills as alternatives to GCSEs in English and maths for Level 3 qualifications.

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Early Years Teacher, Part 1 - A new door opens

What does the future hold for the Early Years Teacher role? Kathy Brodie introduces our new series, which...

Early Years Teacher, Standard 1 - Expect the best

Karen Hart unpicks Standard 1 of the Early Years Teacher criteria, and offers an insight into how trainees...

Early Years Teacher, Standard 2 - Help their minds to grow

Karen Hart unpicks Standard 2 of the Early Years Teacher criteria and suggests how practitioners might...

Early Years Teacher, Standard 3 - Taking the longer view

Standard 3 is all about understanding the continuum of learning, from the EYFS through to Key Stages...

Early Years: Teacher, standard 4 - Plan, do and review

Skills in observation and assessing a child's needs are key to meeting the requirements of Standard...

Early Years Teacher: Standard 5 - The right support to meet children's needs

Karen Hart explains how Standard 5 asks practitioners to evidence and meet the specific needs of individual...

Early Years Teacher: Standard 7 - Sharpen your focus on children's welfare

Karen Hart investigates Standard 7 in detail, considering the ways in which Early Years Teachers should...

Early Years Teacher: Standard 8 - Time to use your breadth of skills

Standard 8 pulls together everything that has been explored as part of the EYTS programme, as Karen...


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Do graduates and ratings really make no difference?

Following a study claiming that graduate staff and Ofsted Outstandings have little impact on children’s...

Nursery teachers are not the only answer to closing the gap

Sue Martin, professor of early childhood education in Toronto, says that Save the Children's call for...

The time is right for a Royal College for Early Childhood

Eunice Lumsden, head of Early Years at University of Northampton, argues that professionalising the workforce...

Diary of a trainee Early Years Teacher

Part 5: Trainee EYT Emma Davis on the benefits - and disadvantages - of juggling manager duties with...

Diary of a trainee Early Years Teacher

Part 4: Trainee EYT Emma Davis gives wrapping paper a maths focus and has to contend with an observation...

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