The most important and valuable learning happens in the early years of life. The experiences that we have then shape our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and how we think about our selves and others. Healthy, happy and caring societies are built upon healthy, happy and connected children.
An increasing number of early years experts in the UK (and particularly England) are expressing concern about current policymaking and the impact that this is having on child wellbeing. They argue that measures of testing and accountability are consistently being put before the best interests of the child - and that young children in the UK deserve something better.
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The 'Tester' by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell