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01 NOV 11

On Friday 28 October the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, announced the launch of an independent review of early education and childcare qualifications, to be carried out by Professor Cathy Nutbrown. 

The review will look in particular at five themes: content of qualifications and training courses, coherence and inclusivity, creating clear career pathways, standards, and the status of the workforce.  Prof Nutbrown will be making a wide ranging assessment of the current qualifications landscape and opportunities for strengthening the system with a view to putting proposals before the Secretary of State for Education and the Minister of State for Children and Families, Sarah Teather MP, in summer 2012.

A call for evidence accompanied the launch, and we are inviting early years and childcare workers, employers, trainees, trainers, and also parents, carers and members of the public to contribute to it. Details can be found online at: http://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1781&external=no&menu=1. The call for evidence will close on 23 December 2011.

This and other information can be found at www.education.gov.uk/nutbrownreview - the full terms of reference for the review, and other details, will be added here on Friday morning.

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