Lewis, A (2010) Making sense of Swedish practice: is it that different from practice in Wales? TACTYC Reflections.

Official URL: http://tactyc.org.uk/pdfs/Reflection-Lewis.pdf


I have been interested in international perspectives on early years practice since I first started training for my career in 1995. I have visited Germany, Czech Republic, USA, Madagascar and most recently Sweden and it is thought that when practitioners visit settings in other countries it helps them consider and question different perspectives (Katz, 1999). Apparently, early childhood education and care in Sweden is known throughout the world to offer exemplar practice (Korpi, 2007). According to Melhuish and Petrogiannis (2006: 2) „... their Early Childhood Care and Education is amongst the most developed in the world‟: there could be a range of reasons for this, from training and professional development, to culture and socioeconomic factors.

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