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Nursery Education

Volume 35: debated on Tuesday 18 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers were employed in nursery education in 1979, 1980, 1981 and to the nearest available date in 1982.

The full-time-equivalent numbers of qualified and other teaching staff employed in maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in maintained primary schools in England were as follows:

JanuaryNumber of teaching staff
19795,743
19805,974
19816,117
1982*6,228
* Provisional.