NDNA and Education Policy Institute study:
How coronavirus has impacted the early years sector

NDNA has teamed up with the Education Policy Institute for a year-long study looking at how coronavirus has impacted the early years sector.

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What stage are we currently at in the study?

We have been running this study over the past year and have now produced all four reports which you can access here:

EPI survey #1 results and EPI survey #2 results and EPI survey #3 results and final EPI report  

The purpose

The purpose of this project is to gain insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the early years workforce in England, Wales and Scotland, and to capture the evolving nature of the challenges over the next year. Read more about this study in our press release here. As you know NDNA is always speaking up for you at the national level and the best way to do this is with the latest evidence of what is happening on the ground. This allows us to take your experiences and voice and amplify it to make sure the sector is heard.

The focus

The focus will be on issues related to recruitment and retention of staff in the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sector, and in particular on the consequences of the pandemic on staff qualification levels, setting closures and on opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD).