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Helping with Children is a real War Job

From 1939, nursery centres were set up for evacuated young children. By May 1941, manpower shortages made the employment of married women essential and the Ministry of Health devised a national wartime nursery policy. Within six months, 194 nurseries had been opened and nursery classes added to primary schools. By September 1944, there were 2400 nurseries or nursery classes with over 106,000 children receiving organised care outside the home.
This recruitment leaflet for nursery workers was issued by the Ministry of Health in 1942. The Child Care Reserve Scheme provided short training courses for recruits without experience to qualify as nursery assistants with a salary of 120 a year.

Title War-time Nurseries, 1942
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Production Date 1942
Format Booklet
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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