The early years workforce in England


The early years workforce in England from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) compares conditions and characteristics of childcare workers with those in occupations that are often regarded as career alternatives.

The report highlights several key findings:

  • A large proportion of childcare workers are struggling financially
  • Sector recruitment problems: immediate and long-term
  • The workforce has low qualifications, which could affect the quality of childcare provision
  • The workforce remains predominantly female
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