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Early Years Teachers will no longer need GCSE English and Maths at grade C and above to count in Level 3 workforce ratios, following yet another Government revision to qualification requirements.
The requirement for those taking standalone Level 3 Early Years Educator courses to have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above before starting the qualification has been removed just before the new funding year begins on 1 August.
The Fatherhood Institute has launched a recruitment drive to get more men into childcare.
Montessori Centre International is to launch two new distance-learning courses next month.
Early years students can gain fast track entry into a Russell Group university degree through early years training provider PBD.
The DfE has been unable to say why it published the early years employers apprenticeship standard and then imposed its own contradictory qualifications requirements.
Thousands of early years students could drop out of the sector if entry plans for apprenticeships go ahead, nursery employers have warned.
Some childminders are being put off enrolling for Early Years Teacher courses in September because of the requirement to undertake at least two weeks' work experience in a school.
The first Montessori Early Years Educator qualifications have been approved and will be available to study from September.
Ministers have confirmed that they will not go ahead with recommendations made by Professor Cathy Nutbrown to move towards a minimum Level 3 qualification for all early years practitioners counted in staff:child ratios.
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