Early childhood education can improve children’s life chances, with high quality education having the most impact.
We act to raise the quality of early childhood education directly by supporting the professional learning of early years practitioners, teachers and leaders.
We also campaign for policy and regulatory frameworks which support and reflect high quality early years pedagogy. We scrutinise the frameworks set by government and regulators (eg Ofsted). We work to ensure that these reflect principled and well-evidenced approaches to early childhood education and that they are co-produced with the sector where possible.
Birth to 5 Matters and the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework
We led the Early Years Coalition of sector organisations which lobbied government over the 2021 updates to the EYFS Statutory Framework and produced the Birth to 5 Matters guidance.
We deplore the recent article by The Telegraph which singled out Liz Pemberton for criticism of her anti-racism training, which she has delivered for many
Ofsted has today launched a new five-year strategy. Elements of this which affect the early years include commitments to “simplify the regulatory regime for childminders”
We welcome the government’s new Sustainability and climate change strategy for education and children’s services, and that early years is reflected through a range of