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TACTYC Statement of Support for the work of Liz Pemberton The Black Nursery Manager

TACTYC condemns the uninformed attack on the vital work that Liz Pemberton does to promote awareness and understanding of anti-racism and discrimination in her role as The Black Nursery Manager. We thank Liz for her valuable contribution to the Birth to 5 Matters guidance, which supports us all with our practice and provision for under-fives and Reception classrooms. Liz provides an essential informed, thought-provoking and supportive service to colleagues and practitioners working across the early years sector, which has obvious relevance to our wider society.  Given the continuing evidence of the widespread lack of awareness of racist behaviour and the damage this can do, this important training and the messages shared should be welcomed and put into practice. TACTYC are actively working to promote anti-racism, anti-discrimination and inclusion embedded within all training of early years staff and welcome the insight and leadership shown by Liz Pemberton. 

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New TACYTC funded Research Project report – please read and share! Where measurement stops_FINAL_Dec2021

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TACTYC – Inclusive Practice in the Early Years


This webinar, led by author and early years expert Penny Borkett, focuses on the ever-evolving notion of inclusion. It will discuss how inclusion has changed since first introduced through the Warnock review.

Penny goes on to suggest that all children are unique and therefore require an individualised curriculum which links to their needs, interests and fascination.

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We are recruiting new Trustees!

We are recruiting new Trustees – please take a look and feel free to circulate to your wider networks. Board Recruitment Pack V2 (003)

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TACTYC Conference and AGM 19th June 2021

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We are pleased to announce our annual conference ‘Exploring Transitions for children, families, and professionals in 2021. Professional Development for the 21st Century. Where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?


The conference begins at 9:30am on Saturday 19th June, 2021 and closes at 12:30pm on Saturday 19th June, 2021. TACTYC’s AGM will also be held at the conference, from 12:00pm to 12:30pm, all members welcome.

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TACTYC – Birth to 5 Matters: Guidance by the Sector, for the Sector


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Our 2021 one-day free online conference brings together leaders, speakers and early childhood colleagues to debate and discuss transition for the 21st century

Where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?

TACTYC is delighted to present this special online conference for all those working in early childhood education and care, including practitioners, advisors, EYs leaders and academics. The conference will focus on ‘Transitions’: Professional Development for the 21st Century. Delegates will gain fresh perspectives and will be able to contribute to a discussion on challenges and opportunities relating to transitions in the 21st century.

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Exploring Transitions for Children, Professionals and Policy in 2021

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Do Better- Tackling Racism in Early Years Education and Care’


Diane Garrison’s poignant and timely paper ‘Do Better- Tackling Racism in Early Years Education and Care’  won last years student reflections award.

Join us for a live webinar on Thursday the 25th of March at 6:30pm where Diane will share her reflections on cultural insensitivity, bias and assumptions and the need for those who work with the youngest children to ‘Do Better’.

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New reflections paper 2021

New reflections paper 2021

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