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Professor Nutbrown's response to 'More Good Childcare'


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Thanks to Kirsty who posted this on the FSF facebook page, Cathy Nutbrown has written for Nursery World to give her response to More Good Childcare.

 

The NW article is here: http://www.nurserywo...hildcare-plans/

 

Her full paper 'Shaking the Foundations of Quality?' is here: http://www.shef.ac.u...nsofquality.pdf

 

It makes very interesting reading: in her full paper she lists each of her recommendations and shows the Government's response to it. I'd say she's pretty cross! :angry:

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Thanks for posting Maz - Prof Nutbrown seems to be somewhat browned off - like all things the devil is in the detail and just like the cherry picking of elements of French childcare the proposals cherry pick elements of Prof Nutbrown's review and put them into an entirely different proposed context. I've mentioned before that one of my parents is French and when in France was a setting based childcarer. She has spoken to some of her old colleagues and now tells me that the ratios in France are now 1:7 for children not yet walking and 1:8 for children walking - no age bands mentioned and certainly no 1:13!

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Well it just shows why a politician should not have been responsible for the Government's response to Professor Nutbrown's report. Very interesting reading - by gosh she isn't happy and who can blame her.

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It does seem extraordinary doesn't it, this governement obsession with setting up a review, be it by Nutbrown or Leveson, then do their level best to ignore the recommendations made. Why have the review if you are not going to follow the recommendations? Just seems daft to me.

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Also, the report makes for both depressing and hillarious reading...depressing as it suggests so clearly that, as a sector, we have been let down, and hillarious, because you can't help but picture Cathy Nutbrown turning puce with smoke coming out of her ears as it was written. It's actually a refreshingly honest paper, but boy, she can make gher feelings known!

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Saw the response on BBC and it absolutely beggars belief that after all the money it must have cost to comission Cathy Nutbrown to complete her review and make her recommendations that they ignore it! I am an NNEB, QTS with EYs specialism and ive also completed my EYP (to jump through a hoop at the time!) and although I feel very well equipped as an Eys Teacher I definitely do not feel equipped to educate, care for and build relationships with any more children then I already have!! how can it be considerd quality if time is so dramatically reduced. In my previous role I was responsible for 3 babies in my care and I never fealt I was able to give them the time they needed, babies need attention, love, interaction and care, if anything the number should be reduced certainly not increased! I dont know about Cathy being annoyed I think the entire EYs work force is strongly behind her!

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I was a tad surprised at the openness of the response...good for her!! It really shows how they've manipulated things - love the comparison table!

 

I'm not sure the government are used to 'back chat' - let's hope this rallies and affects the proposals

 

I was surprised recently when I heard about an application from someone fresh out of college, straight in to doing their EYPS- with no practical experience to back up the qualification. Due to qualify and looking for a job to put knowledge in to practice. I'm taken aback as I feel it undermines the qualification completely - I see (and was led to believe years ago) the EYPS as 'validating' and improving on the experiences of high quality practitioners - my cynicism has once again returned...will we really ever get back to the old NNEB standards??

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I was reminded of this today

all about changing the paradigms of education in society

 

Ken Robinson was part of the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education. Government didn't like what he said... so he fled over the pond!

 

Made me think of Cathy Nutbrown.... don't give up on us yet Cathy.

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I was reminded of this today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U all about changing the paradigms of education in society

 

Ken Robinson was part of the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education. Government didn't like what he said... so he fled over the pond!

 

Made me think of Cathy Nutbrown.... don't give up on us yet Cathy.

Thankyou for sharing. I have another just discovered another link that has just reached within and touched me!
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Hi All

 

Here are some more links to the response to More Great Childcare urging us to unit on June 1st which is Children's Day and take over the early years debate.

 

 

Nursery World article on Mumsnet supporting the campaign
NUT response (see attachment)

 

DFE-CONST-EARLY-ED-CHILCARE-RESPONSE.doc

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