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Would cutting staff ratios reduce the quality of care in nurseries?

10-Jan-13

Stephen Twigg, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary
YES Childcare minister, Elizabeth Truss, wants a deregulated childcare system similar to that of France which could see early years practitioners being responsible for up to eight children. Currently in nurseries and pre-schools, there has to be one adult to three children...

Elizabeth Truss, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare
NO Childcare minister Elizabeth Truss wants to reform the way childcare is organised and provided in order to offer parents a more flexible and affordable system. One of her solutions is to increase the child to adult ratios in nurseries with staff caring for more children as...

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