Plan to teach toddlers 'British values' comes under fire

Early years experts have criticised new proposals for nurseries and childminders to teach toddlers "fundamental British values" saying the vast majority already do so. Under new plans announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, councils are to be given new powers to stop funding for early years providers with links to extremist views.

Plan to teach toddlers 'British values' comes under fire. Credit: Geoff Kirby/EMPICS Entertainmen

Pre-school children will be given "age-appropriate" education on issues such as learning right from wrong, taking turns, sharing, and challenging negative attitudes and stereotypes. Ofsted will inspect early years providers on the promotion of these fundamental British values and funding will be withheld from establishments that teach creationism as scientific fact, as well as those that have links to extremist views.