Development of the early childhood workforce

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

  • Development of the graduate early childhood workforce. Funded 2010-2014