We are campaigning for the Government to reverse its decision that all Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYEs) must have at least a Grade C in GCSE English and maths to count in the ratios - with no equitable alternative at Level 2 such as Functional Skills allowed.
This policy will bite from this September, and will mean there will be a significant shortfall in the number of Level 3 EYEs. This threatens the quality of care children will get, and means childcare costs for parents will increase.
We agree English and maths are important - but Functional Skills in English and maths also provide staff with essential soft skills and must be accepted.
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