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Friday, 22 March 2013

New nursery ratios make no sense at all

A Government adviser has echoed UNISON’s concerns about proposals to increase the number of children nursery staff can look after in England. Professor Cathy Nutbrown, says the plans to increase staff/child ratios make ‘no sense at all’ and ‘watering down ratios regardless of the level of qualifications held by staff is likely to lead to worse, not 'great', childcare and will undermine intentions to provide quality early learning experiences’