Nursery is better for children’s development than a nanny, major Oxford University study finds
Nursery is better for children’s development than a nanny, a major Oxford University study has found.
Regardless of how rich the home learning environment is, it is more beneficial for a two-year-old’s development for them to be sent to nursery school, a playgroup or a child minder, according to a new piece of research.
A study of 6,000 children has found that sending toddlers to some form of creche has a “significant positive effect” on their language and socio-emotional development.
“The benefits of early education and care were found regardless of a child’s family level of disadvantage,” the report found. “Specifically education and care with childminders at age two had a significant positive effect on children’s language development and behaviour at the age of three.