GCSE Rule for the Early Years Educator Revoked
On the 3rd March 2017, the Department for Education announced the changes to the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, stating that, Functional skills will be reinstated as alternatives to GCSEs in English and maths for Level 3 qualifications, effective from the 3rd April 2017.
As set out in the government response to the L3 consultation, to count in the ratios at level 3, staff holding an EYE qualification must also have achieved a suitable level 2 qualification in English and maths.
This is great news for the sector and could not have been achieved without all of the support, through the Save Our Early Years Campaign. Thank you to everyone who took part.