In 2014, the Government altered the requirements for those taking a Level 3 in childcare. Now, all Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYEs) must have at least a C grade in GCSE English and maths to count in the ratios - with equitable alternatives such as Functional Skills no longer considered as an option.
This policy is having a catastrophic impact on the Early Years sector, and in turn on parents and children.
#SaveOurEarlyYears, a campaign made up of leading childcare organisations, concerned parents and educators from across the country, is calling for one thing: a level playing field (in line with other sectors) for Functional Skills to be considered as an acceptable equivalent option to count in the ratios for Level 3 EYEs.
We need your help to make our voice heard in Government:
- Please share this site across social media using the hashtag #SaveOurEarlyYears
- Send a message to the Education Secretary Justine Greening that this policy needs to be amended
For more information on the campaign, please contact our press team at firstname.lastname@example.org.