At present, early years settings in England must have one member of staff for every three children aged up to two years of age. For two years and over, there must be one member of staff for every four children.
In April, it was reported that Boris Johnson wanted to relax the legal limits on staff to child ratios in nurseries as part of a drive to reduce costs for parents.
When she was schools minister in 2014, Ms Truss supported going even further, saying: “Where there is an early years educator leading a group of children, we plan to allow ratios for two-year-olds to rise from four children per adult to six children per adult, and for ones and under to rise from three children per adult to four children per adult.”
Why not not have such regulations at all? Allow parents to choose?