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5th May 2006 at 01:00
* Your article "Nursery school with knobs on" (TES, April 21) seems to be about an isolated pilot. The reality is that nursery schools up and down England are being asked (or in some cases forced) to develop into, or become partners in, children's centres.

Some have been closed and reopened as children's centres, without heads leading the change. While primary heads and governing bodies are wooed into becoming extended schools, there is a revolution taking place in maintained nursery schools, which seems to be passing unnoticed by colleagues in other sectors.

As the window on the education system, The TES should reflect more accurately the impact recent legislation is having in the early years'

sector.

Lesley J M Benson

Headteacher

Carlton nursery school

Granville Road, London NW6

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