Welcome to TACTYC

TACTYC was founded in 1978 by a group of early years teacher trainers who recognised how isolated they were feeling in their work and how supportive and developmental it could be to come together with others in a similar position on a regular basis. Today, TACTYC has broadened its base to welcome people from a wide range of early years backgrounds; early years researchers, education consultants and professionals working with children and families in day-care, education, health, play work and social service contexts. TACTYC also warmly welcomes students from across these areas.

  • check out the international Journal
  • read other practitioners reflections
  • look out for conferences
  • join in our advocacy and lobbying
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Latest news

STOP PRESS!

CONFERENCE/AGM 2015: Booking Now!

Date: Friday, 30th October and  Saturday, 31st October, 2015    Venue: The International Conference Centre Birmingham.  Title: Children’s and Practitioners’ experiences of early years care and education: Advocating for young children through research and practice.  Please see conference page for full information. Our speakers are now confirmed together with the programme.

NEW LETTER TO MINISTER

Our President has composed a letter to Neil Carmichael about baseline assessment and school readiness, exhorting Ministers to consider these issues in their current deliberations.

DO YOU PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE BY STANDING ORDER?

If you’re someone who pays your membership fees by standing order (and most members do), please ensure that you update the amount with your bank – £45 full member, £30 students/unwaged.

NEW REFLECTIONS ARTICLE

We have another new reflections article for your information and enjoyment and, hopefully, response. Aline Cole-Albäck has explored the issue of Young Children’s Rights in both the UK and Sweden and some interesting findings and thoughts have emerged.

NEW CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EARLY YEARS JOURNAL

There is a new Call for Papers on Digital-play and technologies on the Journal page and you can also find it here.

MORE ON BASELINE ASSESSMENT

See the new ‘Better without Baseline‘ website.  TACTYC and Early Education have collaborated to produce guidance on current options for standardised baseline assessment. The NUT is also starting a campaign in collaborate with TACTYC. See also article pubished in The Voice.

REPORTS

There are a continual range of new reports which you can find here including two new OfSTED reports.


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