Morris calls for higher pay for staff

Former education secretary Estelle Morris has called for more investment in the pay and training of early years workers.Estelle Morris

Morris, chair of the Children’s Workforce Development Council, said: “If early years is as important as we believe, then these people need to be well-qualified, held in high esteem and financially well-rewarded.”

She made the comments at the formal launch of Skills for Care and Development, the UK-wide sector skills council for social care and children’s services.

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