Children: Day Care

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2008, Official Report, column 687W, on children: day care, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of staff working in nurseries who are unqualified foreign nationals.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families; Minister for the North West), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children and Youth Justice) (and Minister for the North West)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

The Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey collects information on staff qualifications that are relevant to working with children and young people. In 2006, the survey estimated that 10 per cent. of paid staff working in full day care settings in England held no qualifications. However, the survey does not collect information on the nationality of staff, therefore it is not possible to estimate the number or proportion of staff working in nurseries who were unqualified foreign nationals.

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