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‘I appreciate every lesson I’ve learnt’

Early years teacher trainee Mary McAleese explains the joys and challenges of practice, how she has increasing respect for her fellow practitioners and why, for her, the dimension of university study is so important.

Actually, it does matter 

With the spotlight on protests around the world against racism, educators and the early years sector can be a force for change and make a lasting difference to how children view race, argues Laura Henry-Allain

Playing and learning

Practitioners must protect play’s central role in early years learning and development, and watch out for bad policy and practice, says early years expert Marjorie Ouvry

A working strategy

The success of the Graduate Leader Fund in boosting qualifications shows that evidence-based, long-term strategies can work, says Natalie Perera

The importance of Dad

How a programme in Blackpool is engaging fathers in order to improve child outcomes and support dads in their parental role

Time after time

Despite a recent Social Mobility Commission report and an IFS review under way, the inequality problem isn’t really being tackled

You get what you pay for

It matters that the average early years practitioner is paid the same as a hairdresser and that nearly half rely on state benefits

Early years FGM training essential to protect children

With estimates stating that 11 cases of Female Genital Mutilation are reported daily in the UK, Angie Marriott FGM expert, and consultant at The Training Hub, explains why training for early years professionals is essential in order to protect children.

Are we nearly there yet?

Nancy Stewart and Janet Moyles give a perspective from 40 years of TACTYC: Association for Professional Development in Early Years

Structure and process

Two reports reveal that degrees for early years staff are not sufficient on their own, and that Reception class sizes are too big

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