Nursery staff changes to cut fees

Better-qualified nurseries and childminders will be allowed to look after more children in an attempt by the Government to cut the cost of childcare for parents. Critics warn changes to the staff to kids ratios could compromise quality and safety.

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Safety row over cost-cutting childcare reform

The Government's plans to increase the number of children that nursery workers and childminders can look after came in for criticism today. Rather than drive up standards and reduce the cost of child care, critics said safety and quality may be compromised.

The new rules will apply in England only as Emily Morgan reports.

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