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


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


Now available here. Don’t forget, you’ll need a password. The Newsletter will soon be issued three times a year and will be sent electronically to members.


Plymouth University with TACTYC and Early Education are holding a conference on 20th June, 2014. For more information, please go to the conference website.


Take a look at the new menu item, Projects, under the Support menu. Here we outline all those projects which we’ve funded and/or taken part in.


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

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