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The new Level 3 Early Years Educator courses could mean major changes to the way some trainers operate, says Karen Faux.

A survey by the National Children's Bureau reveals the extent to which the early years sector is opposed to the reforms in More Great Childcare, with the majority claiming they will have a detrimental effect on children, particularly disadvantaged two-year-olds.

The recommendations made by Professor Cathy Nutbrown in the final report of her independent review into the early years and childcare workforce have received an overwhelmingly positive response from many experts and childcare organisations in the early years sector.

A children's author serving on an official commission on childcare noticed that many subcommittees were busily making recommendations around a central problem: 'It was generally agreed that the country was full of the wrong sort of people. There were strong opinions about what constituted a desirable citizenry and what should be done to children to procure one for the future.'

The Government has gone back on a proposal to publish Early Years Foundation Stage Profile league tables at school level.

Most nurseries, childcare workers and childminders support the EYFS and want it to stay, according to reports by early years organisations who asked their members for their views on the early years framework as part of their response to the Government's consultation.

The summer holidays are drawing to a close, and it promises to be an eventful autumn.

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