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Review of Early Education and Childcare Qualifications

Interim Report Nutbrown Review

Young children deserve to be educated and cared for by those with the right abilities and dedication to give them the best. The quality of children’s early years experiences has a powerful effect on their learning and development, well into later schooling. The skills, knowledge, and understanding of the staff working with children are critical factors in that quality. Good qualifications, taught well, ensure that those training to enter the early years workforce, and those already working with babies and young children, can be supported to develop the right blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. When these are combined with the commitment and passion evident across the sector we can expect to see better outcomes for children, in the early years phase and in their later life as well.