Nursery schools blame government for shocking staffing crisis

Nursery schools struggle to fill vacancies as recruits find entry tests too hard.


Nursery schools are facing a staffing crisis caused by the government’s “catastrophic” demand for new recruits to have good GCSEs in English and maths.


And 25 leading figures in the pressure group Save Our Early Years Campaign are calling for urgent action in an open letter to the government, published in the Mirror.


The letter comes from some of the leading early years organisations in the country, including the Pre-school Learning Alliance, the National Day Nurseries Association and PACEY (the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years)- who together represent 50,000 childcare places across the UK.


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