Development of the early childhood workforce

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Areas of Expertise

We research issues to develop the Early Childhood Workforce, this complements and extends the work of the Early Childhood Research Group.  Examples of our work include: 

  • A three year evaluation of Early Years Professional Status 
  • A study of leadership in the early childhood sector, with Gemma Ryder
  • Our book, based on primary research, is now on reading lists in universities in the UK and abroad 
  • Research into professional development for this Early Childhood Workforce, 
  • Kay Aaronricks is researching the use of action research for effective professional development. 

Recent Publications