Sector fears over reports Liz Truss plans to scrap childcare ratios completely

Childcare providers have hit out at reports that Prime Minister Liz Truss is planning to scrap staffing ratios for early years settings completely amid a row over government proposals to relax such regulations. Sector leaders have described plans, first reported in the Daily Mail, to allow individual nursery settings to decide how many staff are required for the children in their care as “doomed”. Previously announced plans to alter the staff:child ratios for two-year-olds from 1:4 to 1:5 caused concern within the sector, with experts warning it could reduce the quality of childcare settings and raising doubts about its effectiveness in reducing costs for parents. Read more.

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