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

NEW CONSULTATION RESPONSES

See our responses to the Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner: ‘What are the characteristics of an education system which protects and promotes children’s rights?’

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

Our draft paper regarding concerns over Baseline Assessment awaits your comments. Find it here.

MAINTAINED NURSERY SCHOOLS

We are supporting a week of action with NCNE and Early Education in relation to the decline in maintained Nursery Schools.

TACTYC at the National Early Years Conference 

Report here.

FIRST INTERIM REPORT on our Project about Two-year-olds in England:

You’ve now had a chance to read our first Interim Report from the Plymouth team which makes fascinating reading. Get ready for the final report which will be unveiled at our November Conference!

FEES:

We are proposing an increase in membership fees for the reasons you can find here.

NEW REFLECTIONS PAPER

Find it here.

OCCASIONAL PAPER 4

‘Quality for babies and toddlers in early years settings’ by Professor Carmen Dalli, is now available by clicking the link to our Occasional Papers.

CONFERENCE/AGM 2014

The Call for Papers is now available on our Conference page. Why not apply soon?

NEWSLETTER 31

Find it here.


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