Archive for the ‘Disadvantaged children’ Category

New Blog launch: M.S. in the family: a community perspective.

Launched a new blog – called M.S in the family. I’ve already had some international and local responses. A few hiccups with the new Mr. Site platform (the links are much more difficult to do than WordPress) – it will be of interest to all those with disabilities and M.S. and especially parents with M.S. and their children. There is a fair smattering of politics in it and what I hope is an interesting post on an anti-cuts meeting with relevance to disabilities. Check it out sign the guest book  and wish me luck! Here is the link again:



Will Council Cuts destroy provision for disadvantaged children?

I’d wanted to write my next post with an analysis of the structure of the U.K. government’s review/consultation of the Early Years Foundation Stage in mind – but  I’ve just received Nursery World’s e-newsletter in my in-box and I’m pulling another news item forward: Nursery World reports planned cuts in the London Borough of Westminster which will ‘destroy early years provision’.  

Pauline Trudell vice-president of the National Campaign for Nursery Education is quoted in NW’s report. She said: ‘The scale of Westminster’s cuts will effectively destroy the early years provision they should be most proud of. It also runs counter to the most recent Government pledge to treat as a priority the measures that most directly affect attainment for the poorest pupils.’

If true, today’s Nursery World report means we should be looking at the government’s consultation on EYFS very critically indeed. The government consultation on the EYFS purports to pay special attention to the situation of disadvantaged families. Meanwhile – (according to this report at least) cuts are being planned and implemented anyway on a huge scale…

To read the Nursery World report in full click on the link at the bottom of the picture.

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Council Cuts will destroy provision for disadvantaged children. Nursery World.