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Children ‘started school in diapers and couldn’t socialize due to lockdown’

KIDS started school in diapers and struggled to fit into society due to the Covid lockdown, research reveals.

A study of more than 1,000 teachers found alarming levels of children for their age entering receptive classes last year.

Half of children are not ready for school, according to YouGov and Kindred2 survey for the early years

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Half of children are not ready for school, according to YouGov and Kindred2 survey for the early yearsCredit: Getty

Half of children are not ready to start school, according to a YouGov and Kindred2 survey for the early years.

One teacher said: “Parents assume we will teach them to use the toilet.”

Clements Primary Academy, Haverhill, Suffolk, says it pays three full-time staff for diaper changes and “behavior challenges”.

More than a third of teachers – 34% – say their students are not ready for school, up from 23% in 2020.

Tory MP Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, said: “Lockdowns and school closures not only have a significant impact on school-going children in terms of education, mental health, safety, and well-being. risk protection and life chances, but also for younger children who haven’t even started school.

“Priority should be given to support in the early years.

“There needs to be a catch-up program specifically designed to assist families and daycares in teaching children real and social learning, and to better support their educational development.”

Most read in The Irish Sun

https://www.thesun.ie/health/8482271/covid-lockdown-children-school-nappies-study/ Children ‘started school in diapers and couldn’t socialize due to lockdown’

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