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.