Early-years Provision

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 12th July 2010.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather The Minister of State, Department for Education 2:30 pm, 12th July 2010

Indeed. This is a question of building on some of the good things about the foundation stage, but ensuring that we can reduce the burden on the sector, and particularly on the smaller providers. In fact, I was in a nursery school in Brent on Friday, and the head teacher said to me that she was grateful that we had begun a review of the foundation stage, because although there were many good things about it, the assessment is bureaucratic and she was hoping for something rather better.