The Guardian published responses (today) Friday 7th July which is s response to Labour’s plans for education for the under-fours
from Carolyn Meggit, Lise Bosher and Sally Chesildine.
Carolyn Meggit: “However, I feel that the emphasis she places on graduate teachers in the early years is misplaced. We also need a well-trained and educated workforce to provide the holistic care and education promise…”
Lisa Bosher: “Oh dear. Nurseries, the last bastions of whole-child education, are to be given over to teachers trained under the unimaginative, inflexible, Ofsted-type tick-box system of education. Abandon hope, humanity. Why do people not in nurseries imagine that there is no expertise within the nursery already?…”
Sally Chesildine: “Planning for early years care and nursery education is complex. Yes, the overall aim is to have happy, competent children who have equal opportunities. Children also need the warmth and love that can build confidence in the outside world.”
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