Childcare reforms – detrimental to child safety?

Childcare organisations have raised about the new childcare reforms.  The government reforms include a change to the staff to child ratio in early years settings, the changes would require less staff for the same number of children and aim to make childcare more affordable.

The National Children’s Bureau has conducted a survey of 320 childcare providers and has “found fierce hostility to the reforms” reporting “Three-quarters raised concerns about the effect the move would have on children’s welfare, safety and wellbeing.”

(Source: The Guardian)