Early years quality rating under scrutiny

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Category: Media

Nursery World, 09/02/2011, Catherine Gaunt

Article citing departmental research.

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A new study involving Oxford University will compare how quality is measured in nurseries and pre-schools using different indicators with what parents, providers and Ofsted view as high quality in early years settings. Sandra Mathers, principal investigator at Oxford University, said: ‘Research tells us that if under-fives are in a poor quality setting they don’t get the good start that affects later outcomes in their learning.’