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Do you agree with the childcare minister that British nurseries are ‘chaotic’ and need more structure?

09-May-13

Elizabeth Truss, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare
YES Childcare minister, Elizabeth Truss, recently launched an attack on nurseries in Britain, saying many are “chaotic”, “where children are running around” and “there’s no sense of purpose”. She made the comments in an interview with the Daily Mail, where she said, in the...

Sarah Steel, managing director of the Old Station Nursery chain
NO Ms Steel found the childcare minister’s comments on nurseries in the UK “so disappointing”. She said: “Ms Truss seems to have fallen in love with all things French and the latest assertion is that French children have lovely manners – determined solely by their nursery –...

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