New type of early years staff needed

A new type of worker with equivalent training to teachers is
required to staff the growing number of services that combine
education and care for children, according to a new report.

The research, by child care charity the Daycare Trust, calls for a
new “core” professional worker to staff early years and school-age
child care care and education services.

It says that, if society believes care and education are
inseparable, and that a range of services for all children should
be provided regardless of their parents’ employment, then a new
type of worker is required.

– Beyond Caring: the Case for Reforming the Childcare and Early
Years Workforce
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