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The Teaching Agency

Supporting the early education and childcare sector 

The Teaching Agency will support the recruitment and retention of the early education and childcare workforce, aiming to increase the quality of that workforce.  In practice, that means:

  • Working with others to promote graduate leadership in the early education and childcare sector, to increase the number of Early Years Professionals employed and deployed in full day care and other settings.
  • Managing the New Leaders in Early Years programme, andits evaluation.
  • Producing and maintaining accurate information on the early education and childcare workforce, including research.

The Teaching Agency will:

  • Support settings to take responsibility for the development of their own workforce.
  • Take on the responsibility for consulting on standards and qualifications, informing apprenticeships and maintaining labour market intelligence for the early education and childcare workforce.

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Page updated: 22 December 2011

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