Children: Day Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made and assessment of the potential merits of introducing a requirement for the workforce in (a) private, (b) voluntary and (b) independent childcare settings to contain at least one graduate early years' teacher.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England. It sets out the staffing requirements for early years settings, including ratios and qualifications. There are no plans to change the staffing requirements under the EYFS framework.

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