How nurseries ‘still breed aggression’

UK Telegraph 27 March 2007
Children who spend a lot of time in nursery are more likely to be aggressive and disobedient throughout primary school – no matter how excellent the nursery, according to study published today. Primary school teachers are more likely to say that such children – even at the age of 11 – are still “getting into fights” or “arguing a lot”.The findings, from a continuing study of nearly 1,400 children, reignite the debate about whether working women damage their children’s health by putting them into nurseries too young. They also provide ammunition to those who accuse the Government of pressurising mothers back to work too early to reduce the benefits bill.

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