KING’S LYNN: College supports childcare changes
Lynn’s College of West Anglia is supporting national moves to raise nursery staff qualifications.
Children’s minister Elizabeth Truss, who is also MP for South West Norfolk, is proposing to raise the qualifications of nursery childcare staff employed to improve quality and allow them to look after more children.
The Government’s intention has been welcomed by the college, which prepares hundreds of young people for careers in the childcare industry.
College principal David Pomfret supports the move to ensure staff are better qualified.
He said: “We welcome the expectation of higher standards, which fits with our aim of producing fully-trained and qualified people for the local and regional economy.
“Staff working in nurseries are fulfilling a very important role and ensuring they are well qualified will bring benefits all round.
“The students who successfully complete our level 3 childcare courses are fully trained and will have good GCSEs or their equivalent in maths and
English, a key element of the new Government proposals.
“Our childcare students also have the opportunity to progress to university-level qualifications through our foundation and degree programmes.”
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