Nursery Places are Essential for Early Child Development

Nursery and childcare is something which gets neglected a lot in discussions about how we can improve the education of young people and give them a better starting point. This is despite nurseries quite literally being the starting point for a lot of children, both as a place where they learn stuff; like subjects, and socialising / interacting with other young children, and also as a place where they first begin to follow a routine.

Every study into the results of students has shown that an early start is going to have a bigger impact on success than anything outside of a nurturing household. It is therefore quite disturbing that a report conducted on the state of childcare in the UK has shown how it is massively underfunded, with a shortfall of nearly £1000 for every child annually.