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Two-year-olds should start school, says Ofsted chief

#1  Postby DougC » Nov 05, 2013 10:43 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24818439
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Two-year-olds from disadvantaged families should be enrolled in school nurseries to improve their chances, the chairwoman of Ofsted has suggested.
Many children from poor backgrounds have a "dire" start to their education, according to Baroness Sally Morgan.
They can be up to a year and a half behind their better-off classmates by the age of five, she said.
The Pre-School Learning Alliance described Lady Morgan's suggestion as "beyond belief".

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#2  Postby Nostalgia » Nov 06, 2013 3:31 pm

Strictly speaking I wouldn't call nursery (or as we called it when I was 4 - playgroup) "school". But all in all, I think it's a good idea.
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#3  Postby DougC » Nov 06, 2013 7:07 pm

Kids coming up to 2 years old, are they? ;)
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#4  Postby chairman bill » Nov 06, 2013 7:17 pm

We could have a system with improved childcare facilities, access to early education, health and family support, and outreach and community development for those living in deprived areas. We could call it Sure Start, and properly fund it. You know, like Labour did in 1998, which the ToryDems promptly cut in 2011, despite studies showing how effective it was. Just a thought.
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