Too many nurseries are failing to teach young children good manners, the childcare minister has said. Elizabeth Truss told the Daily Mail a more structured approach was needed, similar to the French system.
We asked you for your comments on concerns raised by the childcare minister Elizabeth Truss that nurseries were not teaching toddlers manners.
Mrs Truss said she wanted pre-schools to instil a 'sense of purpose' in young children and that nurseries should recruit graduate level teachers to improve the quality of their services.
I do agree that a more structured learning system would be an advantage, although I don't think that relates to manners. In America it's a similar system, kids are taught in a school type setting from a younger age, and they are proven to be more responsive and socially adept. I do agree that it's the parent's job, but it should be followed through at any educational/childcare facility.
– Sarah Clarke
When my grandchildren started pre-school they had wonderful manners, taught by family. After being at pre-school for a while and since then at school they have to be constantly reminded to say please, thank you, excuse me etc.
– Ann Hutton
Although it is the parents job not all parents bother to do it and its good to have nurseries and schools working on it to so the child has to use manners and learn respect for others especially for those kiddies that dont get this teaching at home.