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A week in primary: 27 January 2017

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New Care Inspectorate guidance has stressed the need for preschool staff to simplify language as they help young children get ready to read in primary school. The document (bit.ly/inspectorsreport) highlights the importance of creating quiet areas in nurseries, reading and singing to children from an early age and having staff who know how to ask open questions. Research shows that young people who attend a high-quality nursery have a head start in the early years of primary school. Children living in poverty can be up to 18 months behind in vocabulary skills by the age of 5.

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