Bringing together education and care: A united early years profession

Natalie MacDonald

University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, Mount Pleasant Campus, Swansea, SA1 6ED; natalie.macdonald@uwtsd.ac.uk

23rd March 2016

Abstract

Research shows that the contribution of high quality early years’ professionals is significant in young children’s learning and development. How do we recognise and build upon this expertise in education? This presentation outlines the current work and direction of the Centre's Early Years Special Interest Group. It provides an overview of key issues within the Early Years sector and findings from evidence on what works to move the policy and research agenda forward.