Interview with Jan Dubiel

Jan Dubiel has decades of experience in the early years sector, as a Nursery, Reception and Year 1 teacher in schools across England and then leading teams as an Early Years Coordinator. He is the former Head of National and International Development at Early Excellence, and now works as an independent speaker, consultant, trainer, author focusing on Early Years policy, pedagogy and practice. Jan is also the Project Director for hey! at Hempsalls – providing training, consultancy and policy development support for the sector. In 2018 he was named as one of the ten most influential people in British education by the Times Educational Supplement.

Jan is a firm believer in the importance of CPD for early years professionals and an advocate of the Early Years Professional Development Programme saying “The EYPDP is an incredible (funded) opportunity to develop key subject knowledge and understanding for early years practitioners, as well as reflect, connect and evaluate their craft as ECE educators.”
We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jan about the early years landscape, the EYPDP and the important of CPD for practitioners.

Watch extracts from the interview below:

Why is investing time in CPD important for Early Years Practitioners?

How will this programme help practitioners to support the development of children post-pandemic?

What does the content on this programme cover?

Communication and Language

Early Mathematics

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Jan Dubiel, why do you endorse the Early Years Professional Development Programme?

Why is the content on this programme significant?

How will meeting with other practitioners in group webinars support practitioner development?