Children who spend time in nurseries ‘more likely to develop behavioural problems’

The Telegraph 16 October 2013
Academics at Oxford University discovered that exposure to some forms of early   education contributed to bad behaviour and could be linked to emotional   problems.

The study, based on an analysis of infants from almost 1,000 families, showed   that the strongest influence on children came from within the home itself.

Children raised in poor families with high levels of parental stress or mental   health problems were most at risk of developing emotional problems by the   time they started school, it emerged.

The research also uncovered trends relating to children who were in formal   child care — away from their parents.

The disclosure will revive debate over the best way to raise children amid a   surge in the number of under-fives enrolled in nurseries and with   childminders in the past 20 years. Figures from the Department for Education   show that 441,000 children under five are in day nurseries while another   272,000 are being looked after by childminders.
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