Consultation outcome

Consultation on teachers’ standards (early years)

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Summary of consultation responses and the government’s response.

Original consultation


We are consulting on establishing teachers' standards for graduate early years teachers.

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Consultation description

The government wants to make sure there is more great childcare available for parents and children. The introduction of early years teachers (graduate) will support early years providers to ensure those who work with babies and young children become increasingly skilled and professional.

The Teaching Agency has been asked to develop the teachers’ standards (early years) in order to start training the first early years teachers from September 2013.

The teachers’ standards (early years) will underpin the training and assessment of early years teachers. Trainees must demonstrate that they meet the standards to achieve the award of early years teacher status.


Published 21 March 2013