The Department for Education has published a consultation on proposed early years assistant (level 2) criteria and their suitability for qualifications in early education and childcare. Plans to develop standardised criteria for level 2 childcare qualifications was set out earlier this year in the early years workforce strategy.
PACEY is a member of the Expert Reference Group which advised the Government on the content of the level 2 criteria.
Criteria for early years educators (level 3) were published back in 2013.
The deadline to respond is 28th February 2018.