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Should schools take children from the age of two?


Nicky Morgan, Education Minister
YES The Government is pushing for more school nurseries to take toddlers. It is encouraging schools to do this by removing red tape so they don’t have to register with Ofsted to take two-year-olds. It also wants school nurseries to extend their opening hours so they mirror...

Neil Leitch, chief executive of Pre-School Learning Alliance
NO Critics opposed to the plan claim the Government is just trying to provide childcare on the cheap. They also argue it is leading to a ‘schoolification’ of the early years, and the money that is being spent on a pilot scheme to explore the success of schools unused to working...

Poll: Should schools take children from the age of two?

Yes – it will give parents more childcare options

No – two-year-olds are too young for a formal school environment

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