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“Evidence is clear that a high-quality workforce has a significant impact on the quality of provision and outcomes for children”.
(DfE, 2017)

Early Years Workforce Strategy 2017
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In March 2017, the DfE published the Early Years Workforce strategy. The purpose of this strategy was to communicate with the sector department plans in supporting the sector to remove barriers to attracting, retaining and developing the Early Years workforce. The strategy details how the department intends to support the following areas:

  • Qualification requirements at level 2 and level 3
  • Specialist graduates
  • Careers advice
  • Quality of training
  • Diversity of the workforce.

Further information
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Contact Details
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Early Years Workforce

Early Years and Childcare Service
Telephone: 03000 41 23 23