But not the scandal you are thinking of:
Four in ten would-be nursery staff will be blocked from entry under new government rules as providers warn of a looming crisis for places.
Recent government changes stipulate new apprentices and highly-skilled childcare students must have at least a grade C in GSCE English and maths to take up employment at level 3, which is the better standard of early education children receive.
However, a new survey by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has revealed 43 per cent of nurseries are unable to find apprentices as a result.
GCSE Grade C is a reasonable level of simple literacy and numeracy. And no more than that.
And here is our scandal. All of those people who apply to be those nursery helpers will have been educated by the State for 11 years. And the State, in all its magnificence, cannot manage to teach them even that simple amount.
State education, great innit?