Graduate nursery staff have 'little effect' on children

Having a graduate teacher in a nursery has only a limited impact on children's attainment, new research suggests.

 

In England the government wants more graduate staff in nurseries in a bid to boost children's literacy and numeracy.

 

But a study published by the London School of Economics (LSE) claims highly qualified staff had only a "tiny" effect on attainment.

 

One early years group said the the report challenged "many of the assumptions" around current policy.

 

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