Professor Cathy Nutbrown is leading the independent review of early education and childcare qualifications for the Department for Education. What will this mean for the early years workforce?

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Nutbrown Review: at-a-glance guide to the main findings

Interim findings from the Nutbrown review of early years qualifications reveal the issues to be tackled in future, outlined here by Ruth Thomson.


Nutbrown Review: Your Questions Answered

Professor Cathy Nutbrown asked Nursery World readers to send in their questions about the future of early years qualifications to feed into her review. Here are...


EYPS and the Nutbrown Review: Threat or opportunity?

Cathy Nutbrown's recommendations for EYPS in her recent review of qualifications have fuelled heated debate. Karen Faux finds out why opinion is so divided and what...


Review of early years qualifications - Nutbrown maps the way to quality

The Final Report issues a challenge to both the Government and the sector itself, says Helen Moylett.


Level 3 Diploma, Part 16: The Future - Content must deliver confident practitioners

In the concluding part of our guide to the Level 3 Diploma, Mary Evans gauges opinion on where the qualification needs to be strengthened, and finds this echoes...



'Don't close the door to new recruits'

Raising the qualifications bar risks locking out some school leavers and young people, warns CACHE chief executive Richard Dorrance, in his response to the Nutbrown review.