I can understand fully why a lot of registered childminders are expressing alarm over the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) targets – and the extra paperwork involved. I agree it makes things a little more difficult for us. But I still think the scheme is a positive thing and worth the effort.
Our school in Devon, says one student, is rife with wildlife. "The school also has a pigcam. Alice, a large, black pig, is pregnant and she'll be delivering in the next three weeks. Yes, there'll be a live birth on the internet," Roberts says breezily.