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The cruellest month

Given his birth date, the nursery won’t even interview him. Thank God the school-start rules are changing for summer-born children

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

In six months’ time, my son is due to attend an assessment day for a nursery. The details on the nursery’s website are deliberately sketchy — presumably to avoid parents coaching their children — but it seems to involve my son being observed while he plays and graded on the results of his burbling: it sounds very much like an interview.

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