Creating a sustainable future

Boyd, Diane, Calder, Pamala, Needham, Martin, Scollan, Angela ORCID logoORCID:, McLeod, Naomi, Lee, Kerri, Barr, Karen, Jones, Dawn, Williams, Karen, Harris, Diane and Early Childhood Studies Degree Network, (ECSDN) (2021) Creating a sustainable future. Nursery Management Today (NovDec) . pp. 28-29. ISSN 1476-136X [Article]

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Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of the early years sector in terms of wellbeing, quality provision and keeping the economy going through facilitating the work of key workers. NMT listens to insights from the Early Childhood Studies Degree Network.

We need to recognise the interconnected nature of sustainability and the three pillars (political/economic, social/cultural, and environmental) in relation to early years practice and the many different interpretations. Valuing these is essential to appreciate the relevance of sustainability. However, there is no direct mention of sustainability in the new 2021, EYFS (DfE) or the Development Matters (DfE, 2021). However, Birth to 5 Matters (2021) does consider the importance of sustainability within practice, noting how it recognises the sectors’ responsibilities under the UN Sustainability Goals and UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Nursery Management Today, November/December 2021
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 34881
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Depositing User: Angela Scollan
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 11:05
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 15:42

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