Cathy Nutbrown’s final report “Foundations for Quality” on the qualifications of the early years workforce was published on 19th June 2012. It is available from the Department of Education website www.education.gov.uk/nutbrownreview.
Professor Nutbrown says that Every child deserves excellent early education and care that supports babies’ and young children’s well being and development. Therefore in her report she had made it clear that early years professionals need to understand child development and importance of play.
In the report she sets out sets out 19 recommendations to improve the skills and knowledge of those who work with young children. You can hear Professor Cathy Nutbrown taking about her Independent Review of Early Education and Childcare Qualifications here
The Government are currently looking at this report and will consider the recommendations and we should hear a response later in the year.