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    Filed at 6:24 am under by dcobranchi

    Is the Guardian maybe not so “left” after all?

    One of the longest and most detailed studies of UK childcare has concluded that young children who are looked after by their mothers do significantly better in developmental tests than those cared for in nurseries, by childminders or relatives.

    The study on children from birth to three will reignite the controversy over the best way to bring up young children. It found babies and toddlers fared worst when they were given group nursery care. Those cared for by friends or grandparents or other relatives did a little better while those looked after by nannies or childminders were rated second only to those cared for by mothers.

    I expect to see Mike Peach’s LttE soon.

    One Response to “WHAT’S MISSING?”

    Comment by
    October 22nd, 2005
    at 8:30 pm


    This was old news in “liberal” publications 25 years ago.