The education authority cohort of pre-fives in maintained provision is matched by a slightly larger cohort located in sessional, full day, independent and social services provision supported by government funding. This is in line with this Government's principles of partnership working.
My comments demonstrate how unexplained statistics can give a misleading picture of what is actually happening.
A telephone call to Leicestershire before finalising the article would have revealed the true situation.
Director of education
Leicestershire County Council