A recent report published by the Education Policy Institute suggests that a quarter of early years practitioners, including childminders, nursery teachers and teaching assistants have no qualifications beyond GCSE level.
Evidence also shows that a highly skilled and highly qualified workforce has a better impact on children’s outcomes.
Early Years staff at HKS and First Steps Nursery boast a wealth of experience, skills and excellent qualifications. All our practitioners hold the minimum of a level 3 qualification/ NNEB in Childcare and Education; 44 % of staff are qualified to degree level, including an Early Years Teacher.
HKS has a clear plan for Continuous Professional Development (CPD), providing regular opportunities for personal development and the sharing of achievements.