We welcome the news that our President, Professor Cathy Nutbrown, has been made a Dame in the year’s New Years Honours list.
This is much deserved for Cathy’s tireless work advocating for the best interests of young children and championing the vital role of the early years workforce. Cathy’s landmark report into the early years workforce is still the benchmark for the workforce strategy the sector government should be putting in place to raise the status and quality of the sector.
The news also sends positive messages about the importance of the early years sector.
We’re delighted to see honours also going to others in the sector including MBEs to Chris Lewis, former Headteacher of Children’s House Nursery School in Tower Hamlets and Veronica Hilliard, Executive Headteacher, Golborne and Maxilla Children’s Centres, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We celebrate all such public recognition of the impact that early years practitioners have on young children’s lives.