Welcome to the Birth to Five Service Annual Training Directory 2013 / 14
In light of recent Government backed reviews, the quality of the early years workforce
continues to be a focus for the future.
"We need to move decisively away from the idea that teaching young children is somehow
less important or inferior to teaching school-age children. The evidence shows that
gaps in educational attainment between the weakest and strongest performers, and
the well-off and less well-off, are already well-established before children reach
school. The evidence also shows that graduate leadership is the best way to improve
outcomes for young children."
"We want to raise the status of the profession so that more high quality graduates
consider a career in early education. There are already courses for graduates leading
to Early Years Professional Status, but we want to go further. We will introduce
Early Years Teachers to build upon the strengths of the Early Years Professional
Status programme. Existing Early Years Professionals will be recognised as the equivalent
of Early Years Teachers. Early Years Teachers will be specialists in early childhood
development, trained to work with babies and young children."
Elizabeth Truss MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (education and childcare) More great childcare
Raising quality and giving parents more choice
"What I have recommended in this chapter will transform graduate leadership in the
early years sector. At the same time as these changes, it is essential that the
number of graduate leaders be maintained and increased, and that we ensure graduate
leaders are working where they are most needed."
" Notably, I want to see more graduate leaders working with babies and the very youngest
children, and also want to see more graduate leaders, including teachers, in private,
voluntary and independent settings. "
Professor Cathy Nutbrown
Independent reviewer Foundations for Quality
The independent review of early education and childcare qualifications
The Birth to Five Service remains committed to offering all practitioners in Lincolnshire,
good quality courses at very reasonable prices. For those practitioners who work
in the Private, Voluntary and Independent early years sector you will notice that
once you have logged in, the Local Authority have continued to support you with
the cost of purchasing training by greatly discounting the course fees.
It is still recommended that each practitioner should, if possible, attend 4 days
training per year in order to keep up to date with legislation and to continue to
further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding.
I hope that you are able to find the training you and your team require within this
years training programme to enhance your provision and ensure children's 'school
Lead Early Years Consultant (Workforce)
Birth to Five Service