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Early Years Teachers launch campaign to demand teacher status

A group of early years teachers is campaigning to be awarded qualified teacher status in a bid to boost their standing and pay.

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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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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...

Diary of a trainee Early Years Teacher

Part 3: Trainee EYT Emma Davis has a nerve-wracking first observation

Diary of a trainee Early Years Teacher

Part 2: Trainee EYT Emma Davis considers finding evidence for teachers' standards as she comes to the...

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