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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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. Recommendation 3 The previously articulated plan to move to a single early years qualification should be abandoned.
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. However, the Government should consider supporting a sector-led approach, if an affordable and sustainable one emerges with widespread sector support. The Nutbrown report into early years qualifications Printable version. Recommendation 19 I am not recommending that the Government impose a licensing system on the early years sector.
These criteria should be based on the proposals set out in this report.
In working towards this vision Professor Nutbrown catjy that a balance must be struck between supporting existing good practice and challenging the sector to ensure provision is high quality in all settings.
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Professor Nutbrown states that she mutbrown not recommend that the Government presses forward with plans to impose a licensing system on the early years sector. The final report, written by Cathy Nutbrown, Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield, has now been published and makes a series of important recommendations.
The report states that some current qualifications lack rigour and depth, and quality is not consistent. Tutors should be qualified to a higher level than the course they are teaching. Level 3 Early Years Educator. With a Government Childcare Commission currently looking at ways of making childcare more affordable, some warn that the implementation of the Nutbrown report will be all the more challenging, especially if the move to higher qualifications leads to higher wages.
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 states that: Recommendation 10 All tutors should have regular continuing professional development and contact with early years settings.
Remain compliant and stay ahead of industry changes in Early Years. You are viewing free content from a subscription product Croner-i is a comprehensive knowledge and resource platform that enables professionals to stay ahead of change in their industry, with legislation, trends and best practice. Literacy and mathematical abilities are essential for anyone working with young children within such a framework, hence the recommendation for Level 2 entry requirements.
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However, some strike a note of caution and advise careful implementation, especially where the costs of the proposals are concerned. Home Education, training and skills Further and higher education, skills and vocational training. The final report of the independent review of early education and childcare qualifications stresses the need for high-quality qualifications for the workforce, to narrow the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.
It takes a careful and measured look at the sector, and will be invaluable in helping us to shape the future of the early years workforce. Reactions to the report Reaction to the report has generally been very positive. To help us improve GOV. Working in the early years sector should be a recognised and fulfilling career that attracts the best women and men. I want more young children to benefit from this.
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Published 19 June 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 nubrown for purpose. Find out more about cookies. The Department for Education should conduct research on the number of BME staff at different qualification levels, and engage with the sector to address any issues identified.
The previously articulated plan to move to a single early years qualification should be abandoned. Recommendation 9 Tutors should be qualified to a higher level than the course they are teaching. The evidence that disadvantaged children particularly benefit from quality early education is compelling.
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Colleges and training providers should allow sufficient time for this. Level 2 English and mathematics should fathy entry requirements to level 3 early education and childcare courses. Raising the qualifications bar risks locking out some school leavers and young people, warns CACHE chief executive Richard Dorrance, in his response to the Nutbrown review.
Regarding the pace of change Professor Nutbrown states that in her opinion there is an urgency for change.