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.
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.