About #StandUpForEarlyYears

Nursery World is running an awareness campaign to show the public and policymakers why the vital work of the early years education and childcare sector should be better valued and funded.

We know our early years providers are working incredibly hard to meet the needs of young children and their families in very challenging circumstances. This is what they have always done and will continue to do during the coronavirus crisis.

We believe it is time that the dedication, skill, professionalism and love shown by everyone working in the early years sector is given the status and respect that this deserves, along with funding and pay to match.

No matter what part you play in the care and education of young children - as a nursery nurse, a nursery manager, a nursery group director, a childminder, an early years teacher, a lecturer, a consultant or trainer - help us raise awareness by sharing your perspective on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We want to celebrate your achievements and showcase positive stories.

It has never been more important to highlight the worth of the early years sector, and to bring about a change in attitudes and funding. Use the hashtag #StandUpForEarlyYears and join the conversation on social media. And send your stories to news.nw@markallengroup.com.

Our campaign partner Cosy is giving away two sets of Trog Towers resources a week for six weeks of the campaign to settings whose stories are featured.

Our partners

Early Years Educator

Packed with the latest early years research, critical analysis and best practice advice, EYE supports early years professionals, teachers and educators in their continuous professional development and invites them to join today’s pedagogical debates.
Each month our experts deliver thought-provoking articles, inspiring readers to explore new approaches and ideas to fuel children’s learning, well-being and creativity. 

We are proud to be supporting the #StandUpForEarlyYears campaign.

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Cosy is proud to support Nursery World’s #StandUpForEarlyYears initiative. We recognise the amazing work of the early years sector and its dedication to supporting our youngest children to play, learn and achieve. In spite of being consistently underfunded and undervalued by policy makers, those in the sector still strive to bring magic and joy to early years. Cosy feels it’s time the sector was celebrated and championed.

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