A slightly worrying post from Julian Grenier (how does he find the time?) about the difference between consultation and decision with regards to Early Years Teachers’ standards. His argument appears in his blog, linked here. The Best Practice Network site has the consultation/not-a-consultation standards on this page.
This is not to say that the Best Practice Network standards are wrong. I rather like the idea of teachers having
secure knowledge of early childhood development and how that leads to successful learning and development at school
Similarly, I really enjoy seeing teaching students when they
plan balanced and flexible activities and educational programmes that take into account the stage of development, circumstances and interests of children
But Julian is quite right: Does this mean that the Standards are now in place regardless of the analysis of the consultation?