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Case Study: Jurgen Rramani — IT Apprentice

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Jurgen Rramani completed his apprenticeship in Information Technology (IT) at the Early Years Alliance. He started his career in October 2017 after joining an IT recruitment company....Read more

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Council for Disabled Children and partners works to improve access and inclusion in the early years

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The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and partners, collectively known as the Early Years SEND Partnership are working across five English regions to improve access and inclusion in the early years by providing a programme of support on SEN and...Read more

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Staff achieve exceptional professional development with The Skills Network

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Since August 2018, the Alliance has been working with leading distance training provider The Skills Network, to provide our staff with access to some amazing professional development opportunities. 

The Skills Network Level 2...Read more

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Working in the Early Years: The CACHE Career Map

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CACHE and partners including the Alliance have produced a career map to help introduce learners to a career in the early years.Read more

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Early Learning Goals review 2018

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In June 2018 the Department for Education published a revision of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The new version is currently being piloted in a number of schools. The review includes a revised set of Early Learning Goals and the levels...Read more

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Case study: Louise Chalkley, A-level 3 Apprenticeship

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In the following case study, Louise Chalkley writes about her career progression in the early years sector.  She recalls her experiences on an Apprenticeship programme and how she is applying the skills she has learned in her day to day...Read more

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DfE Workforce Strategy: One year on

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The DfE’s Early Years Workforce strategy (2017) aimed to support the development of a well-qualified workforce with the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to deliver high quality early education and childcare for young children.Read more

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Spotting the signs of modern slavery and child exploitation

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More than a 1,000 children were exploited in the UK in 2016, 20% of whom were UK nationals. A Home Office Report 2017 outlines the types of exploitation and how to recognise potential victims....Read more

Learning from serious case reviews: What can early years settings do?

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Here we look at some recent serious case reviews and the relevant learning that can be taken for early years professionals....Read more

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New 'traffic light' system to help distinguish appropriate sexualised behaviours in children

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Sexual health and wellbeing charity Brook has developed a sexual behaviours traffic light tool, aiming to enable professionals to distinguish age appropriate sexualised behaviours in children....Read more

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