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Pre-School Education

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Steiner nurseries have applied for exemption from the Early Years Foundation Stage since September 2008. (289316)

As of 21 August 2009, 18 Steiner Waldorf settings have applied for exemptions from and/or modifications of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Two Steiner Waldorf settings have completed the exemptions process. Both applicants have been granted modifications and/or exemptions from the EYFS Learning and Development requirements.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) private, voluntary and independent nurseries and (b) Sure Start children's centres had at least one member of staff with Early Years professional status in each year for which figures are available. (289317)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of children achieved the national standard in each of the Foundation Stage Profile assessments in each year for which information is available; (289324)

(2) how many and what proportion of children in (a) each region and (b) England have been working securely within each of the 13 assessment scales of the Foundation Stage Assessment Profiles in England in each year since 2005.

The information available for 2006 to 2008 is shown in table 3a of Statistical First Release 25/2008, available at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000812/index.shtml

The information available for 2005 is shown in table 3a of Statistical First Release 32/2007, available at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000752/index.shtml

The information available for 2007 and 2008 can be found in tables B and C of the additional Local Authority and Government Office Region tables of Statistical First Release 32/2007, available at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000752/index.shtml

and 25/2008, (available at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000812/index.shtml

respectively.

The information available for 2005 and 2006 can be found in table B of the additional local authority tables of SFR 03/2006, available at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000634/index.shtml

and SFR 03/2007, (available at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000704/index.shtml

respectively.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in the 30 per cent most deprived areas have been working securely within each of the 13 assessment scales of the Foundation Stage Assessment Profiles in England in each year since 2005. (290201)