HC Deb 09 May 1995 vol 259 c369W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will list the Acts of Parliament, and the statutory instruments in force arising therefrom, relating to(a) standards for premises for nursery education, (b) qualifications of nursery school teachers, (c) training and qualifications of nursery assistants and (d) ratios of (i) qualified teachers and (ii) assistants to pupils in nursery education. [23101]

Mr. Forth

The standards for premises at maintained schools attended by nursery pupils are set out in the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1981 made under the Education Act 1944.

The qualifications required of teachers employed at maintained nursery schools are governed by the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1993 made under the Education Reform Act 1988.

There are no statutory requirements for staff-pupil ratios and nursery assistant qualifications in maintained nursery schools and classes. Guidance on such matters is given in the Children Act 1989 guidance.

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