Return childhood to our children;Letter

21st May 1999 at 01:00
I was thrilled to find that the early excellence centres have made a stand over the early-years curriculum. Now I read that headteachers in Kingston upon Thames have done so as well (TES, May 7).

Everything I have written in response to the consultation document was reiterated by all these early-years staff.

We early-years professionals should stand up for our beliefs and let our children have their childhood and self-respect back.

Jacquie Long, Reception teacher, 240a Warrington Road, Lower Ince, Wigan, Lancashire

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