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Sweden - Early Years

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This comparative-CPD video for Early Years providers reveals Sweden's approach to nursery education, their secret to success and the factors that combine to help Swedish children perform so well in European literacy tables.

Sweden's attitude to teaching nursery children seems incredibly relaxed and informal. There's little structured learning, play is paramount, there are few locks or security-coded gates and children are encouraged to help with cleaning and catering.

Most Swedish children who leave pre-school at six can't read or write. Yet within three years of starting formal schooling at the age of seven, these children lead the literacy tables in Europe.

This video travels to Motala to discover just how they achieve such stunning results, and asks whether the absence of testing, inspection and excessive paperwork, combined with a strong emphasis on play and relaxation, could be the secret to their success...

Part of the series: How Do They Do It In...?

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