You are the resource that makes the greatest difference to children and families. The foundation years workforce is diverse in its composition, including midwifes, health visitors, GPS, Sure Start Children’s Centre leaders and staff, nursery and preschool practitioners, child minders, head teachers, teachers, social works foster caress, family and young people support workers, speech and language therapists community children’s nurses and special needs co coordinators, and many more.
Whatever your professional heritage, you as a foundation years professional have a shared responsibility and commitment with your colleagues to foster children’s healthy development and give support to their families.
As the foundation years embed as a discipline, you will need to become skilled in evidence based interventions, multi-disciplinary knowledge, and teamwork as well as your specialism.
The new Teaching Agency to be established in April 2012 will include early years workers as part of its remit.
Find out more about the Teaching Agency as it develops here. Live from April 2012
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