Caring is enough

In Mary Evans' report 'Put in the shade' (10 April), she asks, 'If we do not have teachers in the (Early Excellence) centres, how are they (presumably the children) going to relate to education?' She says that too much emphasis is placed on caring. What is wrong with caring for children? Don't we all need to feel valued and cared for? Why do pre-school children need to have an 'education'? My understanding of the Foundation Stage is that children are encouraged to play and will learn from their experiences.

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