Daycares and pre-schools are popping up everywhere. What is the Ministry of Education doing about this?
This is turning out to be a money-making industry, entrusting our children to unqualified teachers, causing overcrowding, health problems, resulting in indiscipline as they go on to public schools with this mindset leading to a blackboard jungle.
Lest we have forgotten perhaps it is worthy to remember that child-rearing requires a certain unique temperament, inherent motherly skills, discipline and an understanding that children under your care means great responsibility.
If this responsibility to influence and tutor emotionally fragile children is allocated to less experienced, untrained individuals then we risk the fallout of permanently damaged and sometimes dysfunctional children.
The world has become very complex with evidence of stressed adults in the teaching profession exhibiting a propensity for indiscipline themselves and a lack of tolerance.
The question must be asked with the explosion of daycare schools blossoming everywhere, is the Ministry of Education taking not just a casual observation of this new money-making business but ensuring that certain standards are established and maintained?
Parents must be reassured that their children are safe and in the care of suitably qualified individuals within the appropriate environment for learning and influence.