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Burn-out risk 'at age four';Association of Teachers and Lecturers;Easter Conferences

Nursery children are victims of a "too much, too young" culture, with parents adding to the pressure to perform well academically. Delegates at the ATL annual assembly said four-year-olds were at risk of burn-out because of the stresses of early formal education. Boys were particularly likely to be turned off school, they warned.

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