Created on: 10 Mar 2022

Local authorities are the key providers of nursery education.

 The EIS demands:

  • An end to cuts in the numbers of qualified, GTCS registered teachers within Early Years provision

  • A commitment to the restoration and role of GTCS registered teachers in Nursery schools, as an essential step towards enabling statutory public sector provision of Early Years education for all children, with guaranteed meaningful minimum access to qualified teachers for all 3-5 year olds

  • Further embedding of play-based pedagogy in Nursery and in the early years of Primary as a feature of a curriculum designed for equitable education