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Launch of Chartered College of Teaching Early Years Network

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Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

Early Education is delighted to announce that it is partnering with the Chartered College of Teaching to provide an Early Years Network for the members of both organisations.  This will be launched at an event on 24 March, focused on theme of Observing Young Children's Development.

Chief Executive of Early Education, Beatrice Merrick, said:

When the Chartered College of Teaching was set up in January 2017 to provide a long-overdue professional body for teachers, we were keen to engage with them to ensure that the early years was fully included from the start. Fortunately their founding Chief Executive, Dame Alison Peacock, is a great advocate for early education and wants teachers in the early years (whether QTS, EYT or EYP) to be integral to the development of the Chartered College.  That meeting of minds led to a partnership between Early Education and the Chartered College for a joint Early Years Network, which we are delighted to be launching in March.

The key aims of the Chartered College - in common with Early Education - include giving teachers better access to research, opportunities to reflect and share ideas, and high quality continuing professional development. The Early Years Network will run events to provide opportunities for networking, discussion and reflection along these lines.  The launch event will include opportunities for members of both organisations to discuss what they would like the Network to provide, and what, where, when and how they would prefer to engage with it, including questions about how best to reach out nationally, and the balance between face to face and online access.

The event is open to all.  More details about the event and how to book a place are available on the Early Education website

Notes to editors: 

Early Education (The British Association for Early Childhood Education) is the leading independent national charity for early years practitioners and parents, campaigning for the right of all children to education of the highest quality. Founded in 1923, it has members in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and provides a national voice on matters that relate to effective early childhood education and care of young children from birth to eight. The organisation supports the professional development of practitioners through publications, training, conferences, seminars and access to a national and regional branch network. For more information on the work of Early Education visit

The Chartered College of Teaching is a professional membership body for the teaching profession. Its aim is to help teachers gain the expertise they need to maintain genuine excellence – achieving the best outcomes for all children and young people. Run by teachers for teachers, the Chartered College works in partnership with associations, unions and learned societies to build on the best of teaching and emerging research evidence. Covering all phases of education and subject specialisms, the Chartered College connects a diverse community of teachers to share ideas and knowledge and provide an independent, authoritative voice for the teaching profession.