The play is the thing for infants
Before Sats there was much more play in schools. Play is the tool for learning how we should live and work in society. Therefore rather than having a "rigorous pre-school curriculum", perhaps a relaxed approach might be better where children could enjoy their first years for self-discovery and creativity through play. At least then by secondary age they will not have been completely turned off education.
Cindy Silvester 16 Wellington Road, Todmorden, Lancashire