Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Head of the School of Education at the University of Sheffield on early years and childcare qualifications (The Nutbrown Review). A review of qualifications for nursery staff and childminders in England has by the government and carried out by Professor Cathy Nutbrown. Read Nutbrown Review: Final report maps way ahead for quality early years of the 19 recommendations made by Professor Cathy Nutbrown.

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Nutbrown review: foundations for quality

She says that while some improvements will take time to have a positive effect reivew can, and should, happen quickly. Is this page useful? A higher quality staff team does open the possibility to reviewing staff ratios but there must be no shortcuts here.

Key recommendations The review looked at qualifications for the early education and childcare sector and considered how to promote career progression through into leadership roles.

The Government should consider the best way to support and improve leadership in all early years settings. Increasing the quality of revjew and teachers in early years education is another key element in raising standards. Review of early education and childcare qualifications: A suite of online induction and training modules should be brought together by the Government, that can be accessed by everyone working in early education and childcare.

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Women becoming better qualified than men. Recommendation 16 A new early years specialist route to QTS, specialising in the years from birth to seven, should be introduced, starting from September For some years there has been a concern that the sector has lacked clear career pathways and qualifications frameworks and that those in place are no longer fit for purpose.

Professor Nutbrown states that: It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. The review is part of a range of government measures to improve early years education and childcare, particularly for disadvantaged children.

If reviiew use nutbrlwn technology such as a screen reader and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternative. It states that early years work should be seen as a career with clear roles linked to qualifications, and clear routes for capable people to progress to more senior roles.


In working towards this vision Professor Nutbrown states that a balance must be struck between supporting existing good practice reeview challenging the sector to ensure provision is high quality in all settings. A suite of online induction and training modules should be brought together by the Government that can be accessed by everyone working in early education and childcare.

It is clear that if children are to have the best start in life, then they must have excellent early education. These criteria should be based on the proposals set out in this report.

The recruitment requirements of a Level 2 in English and Maths should also have the effect of boosting the quality of early years students. We will now consider her report very carefully before responding in further detail later this year. Undoubtedly, extra resources and investment will be required to see the recommendations implemented and it is now for the Government to decide whether the proposals will be implemented and how this will be done.

Questions and Answers Are there any advantages to being accredited with Investors in People? Recommendation 19 I am not recommending that the Government impose a licensing system on the early years sector.

Karen Faux finds out why opinion is so divided and what Recommendation 14 Newly qualified practitioners starting in their first employment should have mentoring for at least the first six months.

Thank you for your feedback. The Final Report issues a challenge to both the Government and the sector itself, says Helen Moylett.

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Literacy and mathematical abilities are essential for anyone working with young children within such a framework, hence the recommendation for Level 2 entry requirements. A process of gradual workforce reform would be designed to give current practitioners the opportunity to up-skill while retaining the clear message that quality and qualifications count in narrowing the achievement and disadvantage gap.

Taken together, I believe my recommendations will give parents and the early years workforce confidence in the standards of early education and care qualifications. I want to build on this, so that the poorest children and their families can reap the benefits from our investment around the country. That is why I want the cqthy to really understand child development, the importance of play, and have good English and maths skills. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Your Questions Answered Professor Cathy Nutbrown asked Nursery World readers to send in their questions about the future of early years qualifications to feed into her review. Professor Nutbrown sums this feeling up ccathy the foreword to her report where she states: We need to attract bright people to the sector so that our young children get the best possible start in life — after all, they only get one chance.

Professor Cathy Nutbrown is leading the independent review of early education and childcare qualifications for the Department for Education. Skip to main content.

No more marzipan modelling. Skip to main content. However, some strike a note nuybrown caution and advise careful implementation, especially where the costs of the proposals are concerned. The system is confusing, Professor Nutbrown states, with too many qualifications and some that do not equip the workforce with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide high-quality early education and care.

NCB believes that nutbronw implementation of, and commitment nutbrownn, the proposals put forward in the report will raise the quality of childcare across the board. Cathy Nutbrown to head qualifications review Nutbrown Review: Explore the topic Further and higher education, skills and vocational training. PDFKB52 pages. We will now consider her report very carefully before responding in further detail later this year. Please tell us what format you need.