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Should Early Years Teachers have Qualified Teacher Status?

29-Nov-13

Professor Cathy Nutbrown, head of the School of Education at Sheffield University
YES Professor Nutbrown wrote the Nutbrown Review, which called for an increase in the number of qualified teachers with specialist early years knowledge. She has said she is “disappointed” with the proposals in ‘More Great Childcare’ which was intended to be a response to her...

Elizabeth Truss, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare
NO In the Government’s report ‘More Great Childcare’, Elizabeth Truss said “we will introduce graduate-level Early Years Teachers specifically trained to teach young children. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project – known as the EPPE report – showed that children...

Poll: Should Early Years Teachers have Qualified Teacher Status?

YES - they should have parity with primary and secondary school teachers

NO - it isn't necessary

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