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Early Years Professional Status Celebration Event

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On Thursday 23 May, 37 candidates celebrated achieving Early Years Professional Status of the 58 candidates altogether that have attained this.

This is a nationally recognised status, and is the gold standard for those working with children under the age of five. The event was history in the making, as we celebrated with our first Graduate Entry Pathway candidates. We were also joined by Chris Warren, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences.

Our candidates work in a range of early years settings across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire. These inspiring individuals - who work in nurseries, pre-schools and day care centres - are experts in leading the development of the under fives through play and ensuring each child is nurtured appropriately during those crucial first years.

The event had Kerry Leigh from Laughology as the keynote speaker. Along with these guests, a very special three year old girl joined in a celebration of the achievements of Early Years Professional, Matilda.  Matilda, who has cerebral palsy, and her mother Jo Bromley, attended the celebration to share their experience of how Matilda has benefited from having an early years professional working in her nursery. Jo was invited to the event to talk about one of our EYPS students, Sophie Nightingale, who works at Nightingale Nursery in Long Eaton, where Matilda attends for 15 hours each week.

Find out more

If you are interested in achieving Early Years Teacher Status you can find out more.

For further information please contact:

Louise Harvey
University of Derby
01332 593025
l.harvey@derby.ac.uk