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Early education and childcare workforce

Foundations for QualityThe Government commissioned Professor Cathy Nutbrown to investigate the qualifications of the workforce as part of an independent review. The final review, Foundations for Quality, was published in June 2012.

The Government also asked the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) to review the Early Years Professional Status standards.

All those involved in delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage need to be clear that, regardless of their role, they are teaching children to develop their cognitive, behavioural, physical and emotional capabilities that will in turn support children to be ready for school and future learning opportunities.

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Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) – First National Survey of Practitioners with Early Years Professional Status

Health workforce

Health professionals have all undergone specific clinical training in theory and practice to meet the standards required by their particular health specialism. The Department for Health is working with health and care partners to establish a more collaborative, multi-professional and multi-disciplinary approach to planning the workforce.

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