Neuroscientists call for qualified teacher in every nursery saying early years are ‘critical time for brain’

30-Mar-16 Article By: Sue Learner, Editor Leading neuroscientists and child development experts have joined forces with Save the Children in a campaign to make the Government realise the massive impact, that the pre-school years can have on brain development. They are calling for every nursery to have a qualified early years teacher to support children with early learning, and claim the early years are a ‘lightbulb moment’ for children. This call is backed up by ‘Lighting Up Young Brains’, a new scientific briefing from Save the Children and the Institute of Child Health at University College London. In it, neuroscientists explain how toddlers’ brains form connections at double the rate of adults. They warn that a lack of focus on pre-school learning can affect children’s lives for decades. Professor Torsten…


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