Few doubt the value of nursery schools, yet many could close as early as July thanks to government plans for free childcare
Kate Daenke is sitting in the headteacher’s room at Homerton early years centre in Cambridge, recalling her childhood years at the nursery school. She remembers her headteacher and many hours spent playing in the generous garden that wraps around the building. “I genuinely do have happy memories of being here,” she says.
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