Two year olds in School (UK)
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It's April 2014, just past April Fools Day, and the current head of Ofsted, Michael Willshaw, suggests in a speech that in order to better prepare children for school at 5 years old, two year olds should also go to school!!!! This is so wrong. I'm collating the response  to  a progress of this idea.
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TWO YEAR OLDS IN SCHOOLS

This is a complex matter that is not about when children start school but about us really understanding the needs of the developing child and ensuring that we prioritise child flourishing and...
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Early Childhood Education in New Zealand

Early Childhood Education in New Zealand | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
Children are not required to attend any type of formal early childhood service; however, the majority will have attended some form by the time they start school.
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Note the teacher led services in child friendly settings, kindergartens and home based settings.

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Elizabeth Truss speaks about early years teachers - Speeches - GOV.UK

Elizabeth Truss speaks about early years teachers - Speeches - GOV.UK | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss speaks at Policy Exchange about the quality of teaching in the early years.
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I am watching as childhood slips away 

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Sir Michael Wilshaw: Allow our children to have a childhood

Sir Michael Wilshaw: Allow our children to have a childhood | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
Dear Decision Makers, 
Please think carefully before overloading our already overwhelmed children (and educators) with more targets and pressure. The...
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Believe it or not … same subject ! - dougmuses

Believe it or not … same subject ! - dougmuses | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
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Early years experts warn Sir Michael not to lose sight of the EYFS | Nursery World

Early years experts warn Sir Michael not to lose sight of the EYFS | Nursery World | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
Read Early years experts warn Sir Michael not to lose sight of the EYFS childcare and the latest childcare & early years news & best practice on Nursery World (Early years experts warn Sir Michael not to lose sight of the EYFS:
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Start school aged two, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw - Daily Mail

Start school aged two, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw - Daily Mail | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Start school aged two, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw Daily Mail The report will call for a radical shake-up of early years care in England which would entail schools 'taking the lead' in providing good quality early education,...
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Ofsted chief: send children to school from the age of two - Telegraph.co.uk

Ofsted chief: send children to school from the age of two - Telegraph.co.uk | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
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Ofsted chief: send children to school from the age of two
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... will have 'catastrophic' impact.
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Do we really want our two-year-olds learning by rote? - The Guardian

Do we really want our two-year-olds learning by rote? - The Guardian | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
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Do we really want our two-year-olds learning by rote?
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Nurseries not preparing children for school - Ofsted - BBC News

Nurseries not preparing children for school - Ofsted - BBC News | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
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Nurseries not preparing children for school - Ofsted
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Sir Michael Wilshaw says England's poorest children are especially badly served, as only a third reach a good level of development in pre-schools.
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File:Icelandic Education Levels.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Iceland has 'playschool' until the age of  six.  This doesn't mean aren't doing things that could prepare for school. They're just not focusing on them.

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Montessori Philosophy | Montessori Jobs & Teacher Training Course College & School UK

Montessori Philosophy | Montessori Jobs & Teacher Training Course College & School UK | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
The Montessori philosophy that every child is a natural learner, let them explore with Montessori UK, the leading Montessori charity in the UK.
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This is  what early  learning should 

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Ofsted | Ofsted Early Years Annual Report 2012/13 - Unsure start - HMCI speech

Ofsted | Ofsted Early Years Annual Report 2012/13 - Unsure start - HMCI speech | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
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 This is what Michael  Wilshaw , Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, actually said on  3 April 2014 at Church House, Westminster 

 

 

 

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Reading and numbers tests for two-year-olds - Telegraph.co.uk

Reading and numbers tests for two-year-olds - Telegraph.co.uk | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
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Reading and numbers tests for two-year-olds
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Children as young as two should be tested for basic literacy and numeracy as part of a radical overhaul of early years education, Ofsted will recommend.
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Poorer children 'not school ready' - Belfast Telegraph

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Poorer children 'not school ready'
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His comments came ahead of Ofsted's first Early Years Annual Report, published today, which will call for a radical shake-up of early years education in England.
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Poorer children 'not school ready' - expressandstar.com

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Poorer children 'not school ready'
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Sir Michael Wilshaw warne d that too many early years education providers are failing to teach youngsters "social, emotional and learning skills" and get them ready to start primary school.
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Schools urged to take two-year-olds

Schools urged to take two-year-olds | Two year olds in School (UK) | Scoop.it
The government is writing to councils to urge their schools to take two-year-olds into on-site nurseries.

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