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NEW: Effective Professional Development in the Early Years

Brand-new guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

High-quality professional development is crucial for those working in the early years.

The best available evidence tells us that, in order to improve practice, it should be sustained, well-organised and include four areas of professional learning.

Early years providers play an important role in supporting all children’s learning and development, but attending a setting with high quality provision can be particularly beneficial for children experiencing poverty.

This guide explores four areas that professional development should include and considers some of the key features or mechanisms of each area which could make the professional development more effective. 

Read more here.