UEA has plans to withdraw from the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) regional training consortium, and to end its Early Years training programme from February 2013.
This will result in the compulsory redundancy of staff involved, and represents a loss to the children and parents of this region, as the course provides professional training for staff in nurseries across Norfolk. The closest training centre is at UCS in Ipswich, some distance from Norwich.
We call on UEA Management to reverse its proposal to withdraw from EYPS, and to put full effort into alternatives to closure rather than just taking the option of closing courses and making staff redundant.
The Save Early Years Professional Training at UEA petition to UEA Management was written by Sian Moore and is in the category Education at GoPetition.