Top Ofsted results lead to call for more early years teachers

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Impressive Ofsted results have prompted a call for more people to train as nursery teachers in West Sussex.

The call came from National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), which is sponsored by the Department for Education, after 89 per cent of nurseries and other early years providers across the south east were rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.

The figure was up 17 per cent on 2010 but the NCTL – which has led the Department for Education’s Get Into Teaching campaign – is determined to improve it further.Chief executive Charlie Taylor said: “We know that the quality of early education is higher when practice is led by an early years teacher. In order to ensure we continue to give the very youngest children in our communities the best start in life and continue to develop the workforce, we need more excellent early years teachers joining the profession.”

To find out more, visit www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk or contact 0800 389 2500. Applications close on September 30.