Struggling to settle

19th March 2010 at 00:00

Nursery staff say the impact of changes to the way early-years settings are funded will make it harder for young children to settle into school. The survey by teaching union the NUT found worry about redundancies if funding is cut to maintained nurseries, but even in places that retained staff the changes could mean pressure to get children into classrooms and end staggered starts and home visits, which ease three-year-olds' entry to school.

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