They have been described as "ill thought-out" and "unsafe" by leading early years experts. One journalist described them as "the worst idea a person in Government has ever had".
Thousands of practitioners across the country have spoken out against them and yet the proposed childcare ratios that would see an increase in the maximum number of children per practitioner in early years settings continue to be championed by the Government.
It is for this reason that the Alliance launched it Rewind on Ratios campaign which is asking the Government to scrap the plans for ratio changes and to conduct a full and proper consultation with practitioners and parents.
To sign the petition against ratio changes please go to www.rewindonratios.com.
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