Nutbrown review published
Foundations for Quality – Final Nutbrown report published
Professor Cathy Nutbrown’s independent
Review of Early
Education and Childcare Qualifications has now been
Professor Cathy Nutbrown was invited by
Government to lead an independent review to consider how best to
strengthen qualifications and career pathways in the foundation
The review looked at qualifications for the
early education and childcare sector and considered how to promote
progression through an early years career and into leadership
Professor Nutbrown’s report sets out 19
recommendations to improve the quality of the early years sector.
She said, "My recommendations stress quality in ensuring that staff
are as good as they can be, and have the skills, knowledge, and
understanding to make the most of the Government’s investment
in the early years. Working in the early years sector should be a
recognised and fulfilling career that attracts the best women
Stuart Turner, NCMA's Director of Professional
Standards said, "NCMA is pleased to have contributed to the
Nutbrown Review as part of the expert panel.
"Professor Nutbrown’s review has reinforced
the importance of investing in a professional early years sector,
driving improvements and raising standards for the benefit of the
workforce and for children who should be entitled to access high
quality early years provision.
"The Nutbrown Review has supported the sector
to consider ways to ensure that a career in the early years,
including home-based childcare, has progressive pathways with
integrated CPD. This will raise expectations and attract people
with the right skills and knowledge into the early years.
"In addition, the clear drive to clarify and
rationalise the present confusing qualification system and the
realistic timeframe which the review has laid out are welcome.
"NCMA supports Nutbrown’s vision for the early
The Government has warmly welcomed the report
and will respond fully later in the year.
Watch Professor Nutbrown talking about her
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