Professional Standards in Early Childhood Education and Care ...

Professional Standards in Early Childhood Education and Care ...

Diversity and identity - the early childhood workforce Dr Eunice Lumsden Head of Early Years The University of Northampton [email protected] Mixed Economy Compulsor y schooling from 5 ECEC in England Free nursery education disadvantaged 2 year olds Early Years Foundation Stage Underpinned by Child Development

Nursery education free for all 3-4 year olds Why Professionalisation ? Qualifications National Standards Research Inspection Ofsted Before 2001 there was no consistency in qualifications most ECEC workers unqualified level 3 person-in-charge + 50% level 2 high quality, graduate-led ECEC linked to good development (EPPE project) especially for disadvantaged children outstanding settings linked to graduate leadership

Evidence Health (Marmot 2010) Poverty and life chances (Field 2010, 2016) Early Intervention (Allen 2011) Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum framework (Tickell, 2011) Child protection (Munro 2011) Qualifications and Early Years Workforce (Nutbrown 2012) Longitudinal Study of Early Years Professionals Status (DfE, 2013) EPPE Research (Sylva et al., 1997-2015) Graduate leadership is essential for the highest quality ECEC that promotes the best outcomes for children Qualifications Framework for Early Years 2016

Level Qualification Role 6 Early Years Teacher Status + Bachelors Degree =180 ECTs Teaching and leading practice across Early Years Foundation Stage 5 Foundation Degree =120 ECTs 4 QCF Diploma or HEQF

year 1 =60 ECTs No additional status 3 Early Years Educator (QCF Diploma = 37-40 UK credits) Qualified Early Years Practitioner European Credit Transfer (ECT) Separatist Professions The Holistic Needs of the Child Early Years Teacher 0-5 Health Education

Social Care Education Health Ear Education Social Care Social Care Policy Law Law Child Policy/Law Lumsden (2012) Flexible Borders

Health Setting Dependent Government Involvement Holistic Knowledge Professional Identity CPD Communities of Practice Professional Status Catalyst for Change Locus

Locus of of Practice Practice Holistic Leadership Knowledge Skills Attributes Relationship with Teaching Relationship with Child Advocacy Relationship with Parents/Carers Please do not reproduce without the permission of the author Lumsden Based on the Bioecological

Theory of Human Development Chronosystem Macro Exo Micro Meso Early Childhood Development Bronfenbrenner, 2005 Lumsden, 2012 Please do not reproduce without the permission of the Chaotic System Allen, G. (2011) Early intervention: the next steps: an independent report to her majestys government. London: Cabinet Office.

Bronfenbrenner, U. (2005) (ed) Making human beings human: bioecological perspectives on human development. London: Sage Publications Limited. Department for Education (2012) Longitudinal Study of Early Years Professional Status. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/183418/DfE-RR239c_report.pdf Lumsden, E. (2010) The new early years professional in England [online]. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE). 1 (3), 253-262. Available from: http://www.infonomics-society.org/IJCDSE/Published%20papers.htm Lumsden, E. (2012) The early years professional: a new profession or a missed opportunity. PhD thesis, The University of Northampton. Available from:http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/4494/1/Lumsden20124494.pdf Field, F. (2010) The foundation years: preventing poor children becoming poor adults. The report of the independent review on poverty and life chances. London: Cabinet Office. http://povertyreview.independent.gov.uk/media/20254/poverty-report.pdf Marmot, M. (2010) Strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010, fair society, healthy lives: the Marmot review [online]. London: Global Health Equity Group. Available from: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/gheg/marmotreview/Documents/finalreport Munro, M. (2011) Safeguarding children https:// www.gov.uk/government/publications/munro-review-of-child-protection-final-report-a-child-centred-system Nutbrown, C. (2012). Foundations of quality: The independent review of early years qualifications. Final report. Runcorn: Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/175463/Nutbrown-Review.pdf https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/Foundations%20for%20quality%20-%20Nutbrown%20final%20report.pdf Sylva, K., Melhuish, E., Siraj-Blatchford, I., Taggart, B and Elliot, K. (2003) The effective provision of pre-school education (EPPE) project: findings from the pre-school period: summary of findings. London: EPPE Office, The Institute of Education. http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/98685.html Tickell, C. (2011) Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum/standards framework http://www.education.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=conResults&consultationId=1747&external=no&menu=3

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